Superhero Daughter Day

On Saturday 10 March RMS IT was a proud sponsor of Superhero Daughter Day, a not-for-profit initiative introduced by Work180 (previously known as DCC Jobs) and Tech Girls Movement. The event sold out in less than two days with 140 girls joining us at the University of Technology Sydney.

Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) and new research shows that gender bias and stereotypes take form and can impact career choices as early as at the age of 6.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day celebrations, this was one of the only events held targeting young girls. The day promotes technology as a career path of choice for young girls aged between 5-12 in a fun and interactive environment including activities like programming robots and exploring virtual reality. Our very own Constance Iannelli, Manager, IT Stakeholder Relations or should we say ‘Wonder Woman’, ran a Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower building activity. The activity encouraged planning, collaboration and prototyping with the tallest tower reaching over 50cm!

May Lam, Director Technology Business Management closed the event with a key message to the young girls – They can do and be whoever they would like to be! We look forward to supporting this initiative next year.

On Saturday 10 March RMS IT was a proud sponsor of Superhero Daughter Day, a not-for-profit initiative introduced by Work180 (previously known as DCC Jobs) and Tech Girls Movement. The event sold out in less than two days with 140 girls joining us at the University of Technology Sydney.

Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) and new research shows that gender bias and stereotypes take form and can impact career choices as early as at the age of 6.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day celebrations, this was one of the only events held targeting young girls. The day promotes technology as a career path of choice for young girls aged between 5-12 in a fun and interactive environment including activities like programming robots and exploring virtual reality. Our very own Constance Iannelli, Manager, IT Stakeholder Relations or should we say ‘Wonder Woman’, ran a Spaghetti and Marshmallow Tower building activity. The activity encouraged planning, collaboration and prototyping with the tallest tower reaching over 50cm!

May Lam, Director Technology Business Management closed the event with a key message to the young girls – They can do and be whoever they would like to be! We look forward to supporting this initiative next year.

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