Superhero Daughter Day 2018 National Series
Superhero Daughter Day is an initiative by DCC Jobs and Tech Girls Movement to encourage primary school aged girls to get excited about STEM. Held in March throughout various locations, the event is a unique International Women’s Day Celebration (IWD) celebration. The idea came to us in 2016, when we were searching for an alternative to the morning tea/lunch event options, and decided to create a hands on event for our next generation of women in tech. Together with partner organisations across Australia and New Zealand, the event introduces girls aged 5-12 years to the exciting world of STEM through engaging activities and workshops. On a Saturday afternoon, the girls participate in a range of activities, including:
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- Building robots
- Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Fashion technology and wearables
- Learning how to design an app and much more!
The girls also have an opportunity to meet inspiring female role models, enjoy cupcakes and receive a goodie bag to take home. Check out the photos from our 2017 events on Facebook.
Since its inception in 2016, the event has engaged over 1,000 superheroes and their parents/guardians. Beginning as a one-off event
in Brisbane in 2016, Superhero Daughter Day took place in 9 cities in Australia and in Auckland, NZ in 2017.
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Read more: 10 Fun Activities to Inspire Your #TechGirl after Superhero Daughter Day
3rd of March 2018
University of Adelaide
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24th March 2018
Booking link coming soon.
‘Aristocrat are proud to be supporting Superhero Daughters Day this year. We recognise the importance of amazing initiatives like these which recognise the importance of exposing young children to just how fun and exciting technology can be. Superhero Daughters Day helps young girls realise all the endless possibilities available to them and in doing so enables them to fulfil their full potential. If only more of us had had such opportunities when we were younger!’ Quote-Louise Byrne, Talent Acquisition Manager
“Whether you need to fill up fast or get a meal on the go - there's a Caltex near you. With more than 1,900 service stations across Australia, we're never too far away. As one of Australia’s largest companies, we’re passionate about playing a leading role in gender equality. We know that to truly change the state of play in Australia and get more women involved in non-traditional roles such as technology and engineering, we need to ignite the spark for girls at a young age- what better way to do this than through Superhero Daughter Day! Having seen first-hand the quality of the activities the girls participate in on the day, and the amount of fun had by all, we are proud and excited to support Superhero Daughter Day and the important work that the Girls Tech Movement and DCC do”.
As part of the Commonwealth Bank’s commitment to education and innovation, we’re focused on encouraging more young women to pursue careers underpinned by STEM skills. Our vision for the future is to see more diversity, by inspiring girls to see what’s possible within the industry.
As one of the nation’s largest employers, we play a key role in driving this workforce of the future, as we believe it will help to enhance and secure the financial wellbeing of businesses and communities.
That’s why we’re proud to be part of this initiative which gives young girls the chance to explore new areas and gain insights into STEM careers.
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