Made in Belgium: “Greenterface3” – a technical workshop for girls by girls

20 Mar, 2012

Women represent less than 15% of IT professionals in Europe. How to overcome gender stereotypes that discourage girls to explore career paths in ICT? Telecentre-Europe’s Belgian member Interface3 has built a methodology that already reached 3120 students!

At the Get Online Week 2012 launch event, Interface3 and Greenlight for girls led a web developing workshop with the goal of building a techno workshop by women for (young) women. During the one hour workshop, students of Interface3’s webmaster course guided a group of eight 16-18 years old schoolgirls from St John’s International School ‘to discover the code behind the web’. The workshop resulted in a success for both “trainers” and “trainees”.

» Read more in Elena Lanzoni’s article on our community site