Microsoft announced recently that the DigiGirlz Program has reached a significant milestone – 10 years of offering female high school students information about careers in technology, opportunities to connect with Microsoft employees to learn about technology and participation in hands on workshops to learn skills in the technology field.
Microsoft developed the DigiGirlz Technology Program series, now in its 10th year, to inspire high school girls to explore careers in the technology field. The DigiGirlz Technology Programs (which include high-tech camps and one-day events) are organized and run by Microsoft employee volunteers. Girls gain the opportunity to hear from Microsoft senior executives and community leaders. In addition to classroom learning, the girls interact one-on-one with Microsoft employees through product demonstrations, tours and job shadowing of employees with similar interests. The hands-on technology courses also teach students computer skills such as product design, graphic design and resume building. By the end of 2010, more than 13,200 students will have attended the Microsoft DigiGirlz Technology Programs.
You can read the entire press release here – DigiGirlz Program: Ten Years Inspiring High School Girls to Explore Careers in Technology.