On Monday, we approved an agreement with Microsoft to bring a great new program, DigiGirlz, to the middle and high school girls who attend programs at our community centers.
DigiGirlz will be a full-day event that allows young women to learn about careers in technology, interact with Microsoft employees and participate in computer and technology workshops. A date for the event has not been set, but sign up for our City News e-newsletter and I’ll be sure to let you know when we have selected a date.
I am excited about the partnership with Microsoft because it will help get young women, who are typically underrepresented in technology careers, excited about STEM programs and the potential for a future career in technology.
Today, technology represents Orlando’s second largest industry behind tourism. Programs like DigiGirlz and partnerships with companies like Microsoft help develop a diverse workforce and continue to accelerate our reputation as a hub for technology and innovation.