On every fourth Thursday in April, technical companies, universities and research centers throughout Germany open their doors for girls in class 5 or higher.
On Girls’ Day, they learn about apprenticeship careers and university programs in engineering, IT, trades and the sciences in which women have previously tended to be somewhat scarce or meet female role models in leadership positions. In this way, their career perspectives should be expanded. At the same time, companies and research institutes in technical and related fields that require an increasingly qualified next generation of personnel can recommend themselves to the girls.
On this day, companies and organizations open up areas in which women have long been underrepresented. For example, the participants experience in laboratories, offices and workshops how interesting and exciting this work can be. In workshops and activities, the girls get a glimpse into the nature of a broad slice of the working world and are able to test their abilities in technical fields. They receive direct answers to their questions and are able to establish initial contacts.
Girls’ Day is the largest career orientation project for female students. Since the start of the campaign in 2001, over 1,000,000 girls have participated throughout Germany.
More information about the German Girls' Day are to be found here.