Help girls to #MakeWhatsNext this Women’s Day

When we encourage girls to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we double the potential to change the world for good. This Women’s Day let’s think about why girls don’t pursue careers in STEM – and what we as teachers can do about it. Problem: Girls and young women have a hard time picturing themselves in STEM roles. They need more exposure to STEM jobs, female role models, and career awareness and planning. Solution: Provide girls with role models of w...

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DigiGirlz get a taste of technology

On 23 February 2018, sixty Grade 10 learners from Lofentse Girls High in Soweto participated in a DigiGirlz event at the Orlando Pirates ICT Resource Centre. A panel of four young black female Microsoft staff members spoke to the girls about how they got started in their STEM careers, which subjects they took at university and what they are now responsible for at Microsoft. This was inspirational as the DigiGirlz could see some of the possibilities for women who pursue careers in technology. The panel al...

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