International Day of the Girl at Twitter

This event provided an opportunity for students in girls’ secondary schools to learn about the many different career opportunities that the technology sector provides through meeting and engaging with female role-models working in the industry. A morning session was run with a format of 4 speakers from different roles within Twitter giving a 5-10-minute talk on their study, career and experience with computing and IT, followed by a panel discussion in which the students could ask questions from the floor. To finish the session there was an opportunity for the girls to speak informally with employees while snacks were available. The date chosen for the event coincided with “International Day of the Girl” which made the event a fitting way to celebrate the day for the students, teachers and volunteers involved.