digitalSTROM at Girls’Day 2018
This year, digitalSTROM is once again present at Girls’Day to give female pupils the chance to expand their horizons regarding career choices.
This year, digitalSTROM is once again present at Girls’Day to give female pupils the chance to expand their horizons regarding career choices and get to know female role models successfully working in the STEM fields. Under the motto “A day in the smart home, by women for women”, the young women learnt not only about technical roles, but also fields of work at the interface between the technical and humanities fields.
Also in 2018, we’re taking part in Girls’Day at our German company site in Wetzlar. Here, female pupils throughout the region have the chance to learn more about the technology behind our award-winning smart home platform and to become digital future shapers themselves.
On the one hand, it centres on the topic of the smart home as the pupils spend much of the day in a smart flat in the company building (showroom) and experience a smart home live, with the opportunity to install and configure it themselves. They will find out which skilled occupations and study programmes are required by companies in the context of the smart home. Additionally, the young women will learn about the topics of digitalisation and the Internet of Things.
In order to make the careers at the interface palpable, the participants will make a film over the course of the day about their experiences and impressions of the day. This way, they will deal with technical topics (smart homes, installation, configuration, etc.), put them into practice creatively and also take a memento of the day back home with them.
Do you want to spend your Girls’Day on 26th April 2018 with digitalSTROM in Wetzlar? Register here: www.girls-day.de
At Girls’Day, young women have the chance to get to know about technical jobs from a practical angle and expand their horizons regarding career choices. With continuous digitalisation, there are countless exciting jobs. Equally, within the smart home sector, female talent is more in demand than ever. As Eva Breuer, Head of Corporate Communications at digitalSTROM AG puts it: “We urgently need female talent in digital roles. With our renewed participation in Girls’Day, we want to to get female pupils interested in the diverse professions related to networked living and motivate them to actively participate in shaping digital change. Digitalisation is going to open up a wide array of interesting careers. The professional opportunities here are ones we as women don’t want to miss out on.”
We are always happy to receive interesting unsolicited applications from future shapers – whether from female or male applicants. Simply send an e-mail with application documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the humanoid robot Pepper and the interaction with the interconnected appliances in the smart home, we got the participating female pupils interested in the fascinating opportunities of programming at the Federal Chancellery for the Girls’Day 2017 launch event (https://www.girls-day.de) . The event traditionally marks the start of the nationwide Girls' Day, the largest careers advice project for girls worldwide. The objective of the day is to motivate girls to decide to train or study in areas of the STEM field (http://www.komm-mach-mint.de).
Column from Bilanz magazine by Martin Vesper, CEO of digitalSTROM AG, on the topic of “Why digitalisation needs to be more female”:
Initiative D21: initiatived21.de
Girls’ Day: www.girls-day.de