Tech Girls are Superheroes
Female participation in IT stands at a mere 25 per cent, against 45 percent for other careers. The Tech Girls Movement is an intervention program for girls in computing and women in the information technology industry to overcome this problem. Led by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, the campaign aims to inspire school girls to take up technology careers. The campaign is based on an animated story book containing stories of 26 talented technology and engineering Tech Girls.
At the 2014 Brisbane Summer Hackathon a team came together to help define user stories and map out some strategic aims for the campaign.