As the world around us becomes more technologically advanced and digitally enhanced, more than ever, we need more young girls and women in STEM. They will be essential workers in the jobs of the future because there are more STEM positions available than men can possibly fill.
However, there is a way to create a path for young girls and women. There are various programmes set up for getting girls interested in STEM with specific focuses depending on the programme.
Here at Women4IT, we’ve compiled a list of some programmes available for girls across Europe.
- Girls in STEM is a project funded by the European Commission and Erasmus+ programme which aims to encourage girls to follow their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The programme provides examples, support and opportunities to explore jobs in the STEM sector.
- Many programmes have European chapters but are connected to a wider, global network of girls in STEM, providing a strong connection between countries through girls learning in STEM.
- These programmes include, Girls in Tech, a non-profit organisation dedicated to eliminating the gender gap in the technology sector. The organisation has over 60000 members in over 50 countries around the world.
- Another of these programmes is, DigiGirlz offered by Microsoft. The programme gives girls the opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on activities, computer, and technology workshops.
- Finally, Stemettes, is a UK and Ireland-based programme which aims to inspire the next generation of females and nonbinary people to enter into STEM fields by showing them the diversity of people already in STEM.
Women4IT has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for young women to learn, achieve and explore digital skills which are relevant for jobs which have a foundation in technology. The resources available have been carefully developed to provide a promising learning experience for these young women.
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