The inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour, coming up November 18.

November 10, 2016 by Caroline Dinnall

Girls' Tech Tour

Coming up November 18, just two weeks before our big annual holiday celebration at the Mod Club on December 1, a group of 15 girls from YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre will travel to multiple technology companies across the city as part of the inaugural Girls’ Tech Tour.

The Girls’ Tech Tour introduces young girls to professional women who work and excel within technology and science-related careers. The tour also provides these girls the opportunity to learn about various types of careers in the digital sector and the surprising application of technology across several industries.

On November 18, young women between the ages of 13 and 18 will tour office spaces and engage in interactive activity at eight different organizations across Toronto.

These include:

RateHub

RateHub.ca is Canada’s leading financial comparison platform.

Kanetix

Kanetix lets you shop online and compare insurance and financial rates with the confidence of knowing you have the best rate out there.

Muse

Muse, the brain sensing headband from Interaxon, helps you get the most out of your meditation practice by giving you real-time feedback on what’s going on in your brain

Ecobee

The world’s only thermostat with room sensors. For homes with more than one room.

Borrowell

Borrowell uses technology to make financial services fast, fair and friendly, believing that Canadians deserve more choice and more transparency when it comes to their personal finances.

BetaKit

BetaKit reports breaking technology and entrepreneurship news in Canada.

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Lab’s mission is to continuously find the best ways to train the next generation of developers and to transform the way tech education is delivered.

Nuvango

Nuvango is an innovative fashion and lifestyle brand that collaborates with international artists to create wearable masterpieces.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to 88 Creative for organizing and running the Girls’ Tech Tour with the support of the Girls’ Centre staff and FITC for donating 15 passes to their 3-day FITC Toronto event in April. This will provide the girls from the Girls’ Centre the opportunity to be inspired by talks, activities, and people they potentially meet.

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The women who work at these companies will share their day-in-the-life experiences and explain what a career in technology looks like, inspiring this wonderful group of young women to become part of the next generation of digital professionals.

The Girls’ Centre is a female-only space that helps girls aged 9 to 18 build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, and achieve success in the world around them. The centre is a place for them to “build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their communities, make new friends and learn to understand and challenge the world around them.”

We invite you to support this great initiative by buying a ticket for our Dec 1 holiday party and joining 500 other digital professionals in celebrating the year.

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Feature photograph courtesy of The Women’s Museum and Tim Sharp Photographic Services. We’re looking forward to sharing photos from the Girls’ Tech Tour after November 18.

And big thanks to Charlene and the 88 Creative team for their support in putting this event together.