German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Germany, 2014, March 27
Every year technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centers are invited to organize an open day for girls – Girls' Day. Girls' Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls' initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and activities is presented to girls of 10 years upwards. For companies, Girls' Day has evolved as an important instrument of their recruitment policy.
On the fourteenth German Girls' Day on March 27th, 2014 over 9,000 events offered more than 100,000 girls the opportunity to take part in technical and natural science activities.
Among these were 500 ICT-oriented events for 6,000 interested girls. Participating organizations in the field of ICT were for example: Cisco Systems Deutschland GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, Intel GmbH, IBM Deutschland GmbH, SAP AG and Microsoft Deutschland GmbH.
The next Girls' Day will be held on April 23rd, 2015. Girls' Day – 'Future Prospects for Girls' is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and by the European Social Fund.