DCC & TGM Present: Superhero Daughter Day!
Superhero Daughter Day is an initiative by DCC Jobs and Tech Girls Movement to encourage primary school aged girls to get excited about STEM. Held in March throughout various locations, the event is a unique International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD) celebration. The idea came to us in 2016, when we were searching for an alternative to the morning tea/lunch event options, and decided to create a hands on event for our next generation of women in tech. Together with partner organisations across Australia and New Zealand, the event introduces girls in year 1-7 to the exciting world of STEM through engaging activities and workshops. On a Saturday afternoon, the girlsparticipate in a range of activities, including:
- Building robots
- Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Fashion technology and wearables
- Learning how to design an app and much more!
The girls also have an opportunity to meet inspiring female role models, enjoy cupcakes and receive a goodie bag to take home. Check out the photos from our 2017 events on Facebook.
Since its inception in 2016, the event has engaged over 1,000 superheroes and their parents/guardians. Beginning as a one-off event in Brisbane in 2016, Superhero Daughter Day took place in 9 cities in Australia and in Auckland, NZ in 2017.
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How can you get involved in Superhero Daughter Day 2018?
Become a sponsor:
Take the opportunity to sponsor one of Australia’s most impactful IWD events. Your organisation will have the opportunity to make a real difference where it matters the most; our next generation. Spots are limited so please get in touch with us if interested.
We are looking for people to help with various tasks leading up to the event as well as during the event. You will join an engaged team of dedicated volunteers to help make Superhero Daughter Day an incredible day for the girls! Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering.
2017 event sponsors:
- Auckland University of Technology Colab
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Charles Darwin University
- Coder Factory Academy
- Core Education
- Dr Sue Pillans
- Inspiring Australia
- Microsoft New Zealand
- Next Gen Health and Lifestyle Clubs
- University of Adelaide
About DCC Jobs
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About Tech Girls Movement
Founded by Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen in 2014, the Tech Girls Movement, is a non-profit organisation promoting positive female information technology role models to encourage and raise awareness of technology careers options for girls. For more info click here.