Microsoft #MakeWhatsNext campaign advocated for European Girls in ICT
During the last edition of the Girls in ICT Day on April 2018, Microsoft launched a series of 17 #MakeWhatsNext events to boost the involvement of girls in the technology industry across 16 European countries. Participation during the events reached up to 3,600 school students, teachers, policy makers and members from the technology industry.
Throughout the events, girls had the opportunity to learn from STEM role models and participate in hands-on workshops. Additionally, they were able to interact with vanguard technologies in the fields of virtual reality and robotics.
On April 25, the organization launched “Changing the Face of STEM” event at Microsoft Center in Brussels in partnership with UNESCO. During this day, educators, policy makers and non-government organizations gathered to discuss solutions to boost participation of girls in STEM careers. Some of the main insights from the event pointed out to UNESCO’s research about major educational obstacles nurturing the gender digital divide and Microsoft’s report explaining the importance of role models to increase the interest of girls in STEM subjects.
Source: Microsoft Blogs