Girls in ICT is an international initiative that promotes education and employment of girls in the ICT sector.We joined the initiative under the slogan THE IT GIRL - Making Wonders in ICT. Technology is a universal language for all, and one of our tasks is to promote ICT among girls. According to the Girlguiding's Girls Attitudes 2017 survey, 30 percent of girls aged 11 to 16 believe that ICT careers are more for boys, while only 37 percent see themselves in IT.
Our goal is to positively influence these percentages and to show girls the possibilities and opportunities that ICT offers. As part of this international initiative, our female colleagues have prepared a program for students from First Economics School in Zagreb and Vladimir Prelog Science School. Through fun workshops, lectures and speed dating, female students have had the opportunity to get acquainted with KING's girls and their roles in the company – what does Marketing and Communications Manager do, what is the Project Manager’s job description, and on what kind of projects Program Developers work.
Judging by the many questions and interest that the sessions have aroused, we seem to have been in the company of a new generation of female ICT experts.