Press Release: Girls and technology is the future

Coolest girl club to visit Aarhus!

Association DigiPippi will from the first weekend in February 2019 intensify insert that get more girls interested in technology - on their terms. This takes place in Aarhus in cooperation with tech company Uber and forward with Aarhus University.

Since 2015 the association has DigiPippi working to help girls in aged 7 to 13 years and young women, to capture the interest of technology. A problem in Denmark, inter alia, have been found in the lack of female students in universities and employees in IT companies. McKinsey and Innovation Foundation Report of 2018[2] and the Ministry of Education Report 2017 [3]has very clearly identified that the problem starts early, which is backed by a forthcoming study by Microsoft and think tank DEA.[4]

In Aarhus, Aarhus University will in future be home to First Danish Jutland DigiPippi clubWhere the girls along with the association's female volunteers - called role models - each Wednesday in just weeks can socialize with technology in a fun and different way.

"In DigiPippi is technology secondary," says founder and chairwoman Eva Fog. "For us it's about to get his confidence and interest in the girls, so they can see a meaning in their lives. We start with the girls' interests and helps them then to 'hack' them digitally. "

Until now DigiPippi offered individual events and school programs, where the items are all from YouTube of 3D printing, for Stop Motion and coding.

DigiPippi Aarhus' team leader Annemette Nelle Berg came to the Association a year ago, and have thrown themselves into the task of lead DigiPippi method on to the Aarhus girls.

"We are in the process of establishing DigiPippi in Aarhus. We have been welcomed by both Aarhus University and Tech company Uber Åboulevarden, "says Annemette Nelle Berg. On Sunday we have the most beautiful setting for a bold Eventdag with Uber. With a view of the cathedral copper tower will we sit and geek out with 3D drawings, scratch and Hopspots. "

The creator of the award-winning training product Hopspots, Aviaja Borup, is among the role models that will be available both for Sunday's event but also the club. As one of the first projects, she will stand for a laser cutter project for direct use in Hopspotsregi. In other words, DigiPippi girls co-creators on their own terms. Right in DigiPippi spirit.

For more information contact Eva Fog or Annemette Nelle Berg the following information

Eva Fog

Founder and chairwoman DigiPippi
Tel 20215121
Email: eva@digipippi.dk

Annemette Nelle Berg

Team leader Aarhus

Tel 61301686

Email: annemette@digipippi.dk

Pictures:

DigiPippi logo https://drive.google.com/file/d/1knToARWGOjUzWyamk8etscuQksVQj0P2/view?usp=drivesdk

Atmosphere Image from extending, internal photographer https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0sZk5s_YPj9bGVadS00WE5vRzg/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0sZk5s_YPj9a0l2M01Cb3Z5RVE/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0sZk5s_YPj9OVFLc1dlUm1OdW8/view?usp=drivesdk

[1] Named by EIGE - European Equal Status - 2018 https://eige.europa.eu/gender-mainstreaming/good-practices/denmark/digipippi-coolest-girls-club-denmark

[2] https://innovationsfonden.dk/da/nyheder-presse-og-job/kvinder-er-losningen-pa-danmarks-talentmangel

[3] https://uvm.dk/aktuelt/nyheder/uvm/2017/jun/170626-stoerre-viden-om-koen-og-ligestilling-giver-frie-og-kvalificerede-uddannelsesvalg-til-alle

[4] https://dea.nu/arrangementer/hvordan-faar-stem-paa-lystavlen-boern-unge

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