Since 2015, Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen has an increased focus on the girls in ICT agenda in Denmark. As a pledge to the Coalition, we are committed to increase the reach of our activities, including our event Girls Day in Science (three girls events to be organised in 2017-18), Op-eds on the IT gender gap in the national media (two to be published in 2017-18), collaborations with education organisations like Jet-Net.dk and the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), and participation both in national and international conferences on the subject (Grace Hopper, Bridging the Gender Gap in IT, Gender Equality Achievements in Denmark etc.). Videos, articles, ads and social media stories featuring female Microsoft developers will be disseminated to showcase more female role models.
This is an ongoing initiative aligned with other global "Girls in ICT" Microsoft projects.
Examples of past activities include:
|People reached through awareness raising activities (events)/Girls and Women||Girls aged 13-17 participating in events, such as girls day in Science (high school girls), DTU mentor programme for girls, and Science Festival (ground school boys and girls)||200||Completed|
|Study||Study on the gender gap & on influences for choosing a career in STEM – targeting girls but also parents of girls who influence their choices.||1||In progress|
|Presentations||Presentations at panels focussed on the gender gap||3||In progress|
|People reached through awareness raising activities (op-eds)/Women||2 op eds on Girls in ICT reaching up to 100.000 readers nationwide - in collaboration with the Danish minster of equality||100,000||Delayed - another format chosen|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|First op-ed on Girls in ICT published||31/08/2017||Delayed|
|Second op-ed on Girls in ICT published||22/03/2018||Delayed|
|Study on the gender gap & influences for choosing a career in STEM released||22/06/2018||On Track|
|Delivery of two panel speeches on the gender gap||22/06/2018||On Track|
|Three events for girls organised||30/06/2018||Completed|