With tremendous team effort and the help of sponsors, community supporters, and attendees, HoHoTO raised $22,500 in support of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre at the annual HoHoTO holiday benefit party.
The HoHoTO team presented the girls with the big red and white cheque on the HoHoTO stage last Thursday.
“It’s because of sponsors, community support, and event attendees that we’re able to contribute to the Girl’s Centre and the activities they provide that lead to young women joining us in the workforce in a few years,” said HoHoTO Co-Chair Lee Dale during the cheque presentation.
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.
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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.
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.