The Superhero Daughter Days, run in partnership with DCC Jobs, is a highlight of the 12-week program run by the Tech Girls Movement, which challenges teams of girls aged 7 to 17 to build a mobile app that solves a problem in their community.
TechnologyOne team members were on hand at the event to help students explore new technologies and learn IT skills from app design and coding through to robotics and virtual reality.
Tech Girls Movement Founder, Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen, who was presented on the day with a $20,000 cheque from TechnologyOne, said the Superhero Daughter Days help female students solve technical problems and develop leadership skills.
“We love partnering with companies like TechnologyOne who help us promote technology as a career path for young females,” Ms Beekhuyzen said.
“Superhero Daughter Day teaches our girls and their parents or carers all about STEM, entrepreneurship and how to build an app. They also get an opportunity to have fun with their peers, meet some cool female role models in IT and learn more about what life as a tech girl is like.”
TechnologyOne’s CEO, Edward Chung said the partnership was part of the company’s continued commitment to fostering young talent and addressing the current shortage of STEM professionals in Australia.
“It is critical that we, as an Australian software company, get students interested in technology to sustain and grow our national technology industry,” Mr Chung said.
“In order to address the current shortage of women in technology, we believe it is important that we support movements like this, which encourage a more diverse workforce.
“Our continued goal in working with the Tech Girls Movement is to inspire more women to study STEM and pursue careers in the IT industry,” he said.
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