ITWomen Virtual Summer Camp 2020 Inspires Girls to a Future in Tech

ITWomen opened its first virtual, ten-day Summer Camp of 2020 on Monday June 8 with a full enrollment of 36 girls entering grades 6 through 11.

Girls Shine Bright at Tech Camp

Drawing a record number of girls, ITWomen Summer Camp 2020 is introducing the girls to:

  • 14 Grand Engineering Challenges
  • Creating a Site Map
  • Web Development Bootcamp
  • Interactive Activities for Collaboration and Communication skills.
  • Inspirational connections with successful women across technology.

The camp embodies ITWomen’s approach to inspire, educate and empower girls and women to succeed in tech across generations.

Camp lead Jade Minkoff and counselors Gracie Bliss, Ashley Tirado Pujols and Chelsea Bishop are all recent ITWomen college scholarship recipients who are pursuing IT or Engineering degrees. The campers are girls in middle school and high school. And each day, a different female IT professional speaks to the girls, sharing their career journeys, answering questions and encouraging girls to follow their dreams.

Ten Days of Women in Tech

In addition to role models only a generation ahead, ITWomen President Claire Marrero has invited leading women in careers at major companies to talk with the girls about what inspired them and the limitless opportunities in tech. This week’s speakers include:

  • Liz Rodriquez, Director Software Engineering, Modernizing Medicine.
  • Kirsty Dyson, VP, Transformation & Collaboration, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
  • Hema Roy, Agile Portfolio Manager, AI & Robotics, World Fuel Services.
  • Polly Xu, head of Big Data, AI & Shared Services, Power Delivery, NextEra Energy.
  • Vanitha Preston, Senior Manager Digital & Commercial, Bacardi.

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