200 girls from 25 high schools in Dubai learn about careers in technology at the first DigiGirlz Day in the Gulf Region.
“DigiGirlz is an effort to show high school girls what the technology industry is all about, what careers are available to them, and to let them see how exciting it is to create something that can truly impact a large number of people.”
Dr. Zaki Khoury, Education and Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Gulf
The Gulf Region’s first ever DigiGirlz Day introduced more than 200 high school girls to technology career opportunities in hopes of reducing the UAE gender gap in IT. The Dubai DigiGirlz Day was developed by Microsoft in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Education and the Center for Women and Technology for the Arab Region (CWTAR), and was held at the campus of Dubai Women’s College (DWC). The girls participated in technology workshops and panels, met with Microsoft employees, learned about new technologies, and had the opportunity to take the Microsoft® Digital Literacy Certificate Test on site.