Celebrate “Girl Day” today and inspire the next generation of engineers.
Established by DiscoverE, Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is today, February 21, 2019! Women make up only 13 percent of the engineering workforce, and to close that gender gap, we must start with our young, future engineers.
The Society of Women Engineers encourages all to celebrate and get involved in Girl Day, from collegiate students, to early career professionals to women in leadership, to those in retirement. Young women can’t be what they can’t see, and we need to show them they can change the world with engineering.
Anyone can get involved to start inspiring our future generation of engineers and technologists. Here are a few ideas to get started:
Download DiscoverE’s Girl Day Planning Guides. These guides for educators, engineers and parents will provide ideas and tips on how to spark girls’ interest in engineering.
Become a Role Model. Girl Day Role Models engage girls by talking one-on-one, visiting classrooms or after school programs and doing activities, hosting Girl Night Out events, or inviting girls to visit their engineering workplaces. You can be a Role Model on Girl Day today or any day!
Tell girls about SWENext. SWENext is a way for girls in grades K-12 to become a SWE member and get access to engineering resources, competitions, clubs, events, scholarships and more.
Help Start a SWENext Club in your area. SWENext Clubs connect SWE members and young girls interested in engineering. Clubs can be any size with students in grades K-12. You can help by facilitating engineering projects with the Clubs or being a chaperone at engineering competitions.
What are you doing for Girl Day?
Share your photos with SWE on social media so we can see how all our members are celebrating Girl Day and inspiring our future engineers! Tag @SWEtalk on Twitter and Instagram and @SWEorg on Facebook!