Microsoft Holds Annual DigiGirlz Event to Encourage Girls in STEM

New England Council member Microsoft recently put on DigiGirlz 2017, an event aimed at getting Rhode Island middle and high school girls interested in the technology field.

During DigiGirlz 2017, 150 female Rhode Island female students attended computer and technology workshops and met with current Microsoft employees to learn about careers in the technology field. Microsoft launched the DigiGirlz program in 2000 to address the lack of women in the technology workforce. DigiGirlz events aim to encourage high school girls to explore career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

“We need to dispel the myth that this is a man’s job, because women will bring more fun, diversity and new ideas to the field,” said Donna L. Woodall, Director for Citizenship and Public Affairs (Northeast) for Microsoft. “I want to see you in these roles. No matter the field – whether a dancer or a doctor – they all need technology.”

The New England Council thanks Microsoft for continuing to educate young women across New England and encouraging these young girls to explore opportunities in the STEM fields. Read more in Providence Business News and RI Central.

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