Do you work in a girls or mixed school in or near Sydney? Do you want to help to raise the profile of the IT industry amongst your female students?
If you haven’t taken part in these events before, then you’ll be in a for a big surprise, as it shatters the image of IT as being a geeky, male-only preserve. As it’s a months away, we’ve still got some spare spaces (we have set a maximum number of 10 attendees per school due to high demand). Oh, and it’s free BTW – you just need to sort your transport (North Ryde train station is right around the corner)
Microsoft is committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to reach their potential. We believe that technology not only enables people, but can also be a fantastic career opportunity; especially for young women! Microsoft IT-Girls is one of Microsoft’s signature programs to invest in the technology and engineering education of young women, attempting to raise awareness about the variety of exciting and meaningful careers available in the technology industry whilst dispelling the stereotypes typically associated with high tech jobs and the people in those roles.
The 2013 Microsoft IT-Girls day will be held at Microsoft’s Australian headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney on Monday 6th May. The agenda is packed with workshops where girls will get hands on with the latest technology, learn about technology courses offered at universities, and listen to first hand experiences from a range of Microsoft women, from interns to senior managers.
Please email Rachel Bourke if you would like more information (timings etc) and to express your interest in bringing students to the event. There is a restriction of 10 students per school to ensure every school has the opportunity to attend.
The day is a free event – you just need to sort out your transport to North Ryde (we’re near the M2/Lane Cove Tunnel, within a stone’s throw of the North Ryde train station)