Microsoft DigiGirlz Day: The Future Women in Tech

| Lauren Metter


There is one day every year when high school guys across Cambridge don’t know what to do with themselves. The girls aren’t on Facebook. They’re not at the movie theatre. They haven’t Snapchatted in three hours! The dudes are freaking out.

That’s because it’s Friday, March 7th. And the high school girls are learning how to code at Microsoft DigiGirlz Day at Microsoft New England.

Now that’s girl power.

Later, they are shadowing Microsoft app developers and managers. Then they’re checking out the newest XBox One software, or learning how the business side of things is run from the Microsoft Team. Others are listening to inspiring speeches by women in tech, picturing themselves as CTOs, wearing business suits and heels—kicking the boys’ butts and taking names.

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth, and DigiGirlz is a one-day event we hold at Microsoft locations world-wide, designed to give high school girls a better understanding of what a career in tech is all about. The day gives them an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft, or what a career in business and technology actually looks like.

This year, DigiGirlz Day will be held Friday, March 7th from 8:30am to 3pm at the Microsoft New England. You can register here.

There will be live Twitter feeds projected throughout the day at the event, as we encourage tweeting. The official hashtag for the event is #DigiGirlzMA. One lucky tweeter will win a brand new Microsoft Surface.

See you next Friday!

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