Girls’ Tech Day is being celebrated over two weeks this year, from November 14 to November 28, and aims to inspire and empower girls and young women to pursue interests in the fields of Science Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM).
The event, being conducted online this year, has a range of participants from across industry, defence and academia, who are all contributing different activities and resources that aim to inspire girls and young women.
Jim Daines, a Technical Support Representative, who works in the Thales Training and Simulation business believes it’s important for girls and young women to see people they can identify with.
“The objective of Girls Tech Day is to foster the interest of girls in industries that historically are male orientated, in an environment where they have access to female role-models who are thriving in their careers.”
The Thales contribution to Girls’ Tech Day showcased some of the best and brightest minds from some of the team who are in the earlier stages of their careers.
Just one of our contributors was Lydia Saunders, a Human Factors expert, who developed a video on the ways Human Factors Engineering is relevant in our everyday life.
“I was excited to have the opportunity to create content for Girls Tech Day, and took it as my chance to showcase Human Factors to young girls and women. I created (what I hope is) an engaging video showing that Human Factors is a viable career option across all industries.”
For more, please visit the Girls’ Tech Day Thales website, here.