Makers sponsored our first online event with 220 Year 9 girls in October 2022. We ran coding and UX design workshops and a Q&A with women software engineers. After the event there was a 50% increase in students likely to study Computer Science GCSE and a 20% increase in those likely to pursue a career in tech.
Digitas hosted five Year 10 girls for work experience in January 2023. They learned to make Snapchat filters, got involved in client workshops, worked on an idea for a new video game and pitched it to senior leaders. Two of them were interested in tech careers before; now all five are!
Google hosted 30 Year 11 students for a day in December 2022. After a tour of the offices and speaking to women in different roles about life at Google, 74% wanted to study Computer Science A Level and 96% planned to pursue a career in tech (ideally with Google)!
Government Digital Service hosted four Year 10 girls for work experience in February 2023. Two shadowed software developers, one worked with the recruitment team and one with the finance team. All four were motivated to pursue a career in tech and they all want to do another Next Tech Girls placement!
NBCUniversal hosted four 17-18 year old girls for work experience in July 2022. They learned how tech's used in film and TV production and heard about tech roles they didn’t know existed before. Two of them are now on tech-related university courses, with the other two planning to join them next year.