HoHoTO’s Girl’s Tech Tour is an extension of HoHoTO’s mission, which is to forge the next generation of founders, funders, and technology professionals. The very first Girls’ Tech Tour was held on November 18.
With the help of creative communications agency 88 Creative and the many participating organizations, girls between the ages of 13 and 18 were educated and inspired by a day of exploration, visiting Toronto-based organizations across media, fashion, wearables, professional services, education, finance, and other industries.
When FITC heard about our partnership with the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre and our newest effort, the Girls’ Tech Tour, FITC donated 20 passes for their April, 2017, 3-day event, FITC Toronto 2017 to the Girls’ Centre.
HoHoTO began in 2008 with a call to arms on Twitter: Toronto’s digital mavens can do more for our community.
From that first event and every year that’s followed, we’ve fed countless Torontonians with over $350,000 raised for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
This year, impact and opportunity are our focus, as we bring the digital community together in support of organizations that directly affect beneficial change in our technology ecosystem.
Organizations with impact
Participating in HoHoTO year-round, beginning with this year’s holiday event Dec 11, 2015, are a number of organizations who are helping to drive opportunity, diversity, and innovation in the workplace now and in the future.
HoHoTO will be the hub that connects their efforts to engage more women and minorities in entrepreneurial, digital, and engineering pursuits.
This year’s participating organizations are:
YWCA Toronto with money raised going to YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre
Ladies Learning Code and their women & youth coding and technology programs
And we’re looking to bring more organizations on board to participate year-round.