The tech sector is booming, but women are missing out!

Girls in ICT Day is a global annual event designed to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICT. Inicio has participated since 2016 organising GirlTechies™, a fun-filled day that is focused on skills building, mentoring and provides a hands-on introduction into the exciting world of technology.
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Why GirlTechies™?

A survey commissioned by Microsoft found that young girls in Europe become interested in STEM subjects around the age of 11 and then quickly lose interest when they're 15. As a result the number of women preparing themselves for technical jobs by studying math, engineering, computing, and sciences, is disproportionally low. There are many reasons that cause this loss of interest - from peer pressure, conformity to social expectations, gender stereotypes, gender roles, to a lack of role models and support from parents and teachers, to a general misperception of what STEM careers look like in the real world.

Inicio's GirlTechies™ events make girls and young women aware of the vast possibilities ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) offer, quelling misconceptions about the sector and inviting them to envision their future as ICT creators.  Inicio has celebrated Girls in ICT day since 2016 and with every successive year the number of participants, and the activities we offer, gets bigger and better!

GirlTechies™ 2019

During our 2019 event, Inicio focused on the concept of “gaming”. More than 100 girls between the ages of 12 – 19 participated in a full day of hands on activities and case studies where they learned about electronics and 21st century problem solving skills. They were fully supported during the workshops by Inicio's incredible team of mentors - students who are studying in the field of ICT at some of Sweden’s leading universities.

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Encouraging girls to enter the ICT sector, not only has positive benefits for women, but also for businesses and society at large. We are in desperate need of more skilled ICT workers. More women in this sector helps fosters a more dynamic technology sector that provides  extensive benefits for companies. A more gender-balanced workforce reflects the customer base more accurately, enhances productivity and innovation and leads to better financial results.

With the ICT sector continuing to grow, now is the time to join forces with Inicio to help encourage more girls to enter the exciting world of technology! Get one of our packages to help us empower more girls to choose a future in tech.
Bronze Package
25 000 kr

By contributing to our effort to inspire more girls this year, you get:

  • Your logo on our website
  • Your logo on all GirlTechies™ material
  • Participation at the lunch fair
  • Mention in Inicio's Impact report
Silver Package
50 000 kr

With the Silver Package, you get everything included in Bronze plus:

  • Your logo on the Mentors' T-shirts
  • A guest blog post on our website
Gold Package
75 000 kr

With the Gold package, you get everything included in Silver & Bronze plus:

  • Your workshop at GirlTechies™
  • Interview for StarTechies™ podcast