In honour of International Girls in ICT Day 2017, the Digital Leadership Institute and its partners organised the second annual Girl Tech Fest Brussels 2017, a volunteer-run event with over 100 activities reaching 250 participants from across Brussels, encouraging girls toward study and career paths in ESTEAM: STEM plus Entrepreneurship and Arts!
With 25 workshops and a dozen “Digital Muse Lab” activities, the Girl Tech Fest took tons of effort and dedication from a lot of people to make happen! We would like to thank everybody who contributed:
- European Commissioner for Justice, Ms. Vera Jourová who had a special message for GTF participants!
- Our wonderful partners — Amazon Web Services, IBM, Dell EMC, Cisco and Salesforce — for helping us in countless ways to make the event a reality!
- All the amazing volunteers — Alma Radio, Hack4Kids, Ludilab, Hexalina, Women Mentor Association, Nightwave, DJ Sand, et al. — who donated their time, knowledge and a sheer physical presence to assure the girls that there is a place for them in our digital present and future!
- The speakers and their stories of ambition, perspiration and inspiration: Nadia Aimé, Gaby Juric, Pascale Van Damme (Dell EMC Belux), Simone Hume (AWS) and even Pepper (c/o IBM, Kronos Groep & Craftwerkz)! 😉
- The European School IV of Brussels (EEB4), without whose enthusiastic collaboration and massive behind-the-scenes support, the Girl Tech Fest would not have been possible!
Our event got some attention! Find out who was impressed right here!
- The Girl Tech Fest was featured in the Saturday evening news on BX1 television
- The GTF social media team created massive coverage at the #girltechfest hashtag
- Our #girlpower video via Stefanie/Hack4Kids got some traction too
- And here is Cheryl Miller (DLI Founder)’s blogpost for the European Commission in celebration of Girls in ICT Day
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Thank you, and see you all again next year!