Nowadays high-level professional women do not surprise anyone but willing to become one you need to start preparing for it at school. The entrepreneurship, IT skills and other skills gained has a special role in leadership for young people and competitiveness. Third year in a row, we have been inviting girls to participate in various events initiated for occasion of “Girls in ICT Day”. This year we offered to participate in the entrepreneurship and leadership lessons which was held on 25 April at Kaunas University of Technology.
At the event, assoc. prof. Danguole Rutkauskiene, the director of Kaunas University of Technology Young Computer User’s School introduced to the opportunities of innovative informal education and assoc. prof. Irena Patasiene helped to gain some skills in entrepreneurship by playing the online business simulation game “Kietas riesutas”. The first version of this game was created 20 years ago. During this game students gained the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in IT and entrepreneurship. Modern virtual learning environment created together with “Women and Technology” provided an opportunity to create and develop a virtual community for further communication and consultations.
Exciting meetings with representatives from IT sector, a bunch of useful information about the career planning opportunities in IT sector and entrepreneurship training, as well as many of pleasant surprises and prizes played a significant role of the event.
The aim of this event was to help to develop self-improvement, leadership, personal initiative, creativeness as well as broaden the knowledge about business and introduce with implementation of IT solutions in daily activities.
After the event, girls shared their experience and knowledge of what they learned. All participants were happy to be a part of such an event where IT technologies play a significant part.