WOW! – DigiGirlz Charlotte Campus – June 2013

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Hello all! We wanted to thank all of you for your support of this year’s DigiGirlz High Tech Camp in Charlotte. We were joined by 80 girls here on the Charlotte Campus this week for three days of technology classes, motivational speakers, and good old fashioned fun! Some of our highlights:

• Keynote by Marlena Werder, VP – Global Business Support – Delivery
• Classes in Small Basic programming and creation of apps for the Windows Phone
• Motivational speakers Marlin Page http://www.marlinpage.com/what-i-do/ and Nadia Shirin Moffett http://www.thequeensfoundation.org/#!founder/cpl0
• Demos of Microsoft Surface by the Charlotte Microsoft Store
• Career exploration sessions highlighting various STEM careers (Medical, Architecture, Computer Science, Forensic Science)

This year marks the 8th year of the DigiGirlz Charlotte Camp, and we have now had over 500 DigiGirlz visit our campus. This amazing program has had a tremendous impact on all of the girls who have attended one of our camps, not only showing them the possibilities available to them in technical fields, but also helping them build the confidence they need to pursue their dreams in any challenging field. The investments of time and funds made by Microsoft, the Charlotte Campus and the Premier and Global Business Support teams make this important diversity program possible – so THANK YOU!

A quote from one of our DigiGirlz (posted to Facebook last night):

“I had such a great time at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Camp! We had awesome speakers, fun activities, and wonderful learning experiences! I even built a windows phone app! Oh and the Xbox One will be awesome…and so is Windows 8!”

I’d like to offer a special thanks to the hardworking members of our Charlotte Lead team:

• Jen Blanchard – Co-Lead
• Allison Geoghegan
• Courtney Curry
• Heidi Myer
• Jess Cunningham
• Liz Hollern
• Loan Dang
• Marcie Davis
• Rick Hallihan
• Tabitha Barham
• Tammy Anthony

We look forward to many more years of introducing technical careers to the next generation of women!

Thanks!

Kristie Nason
DigiGirlz Charlotte Co-Lead

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  1. DigiGirlz Charlotte was absolutely amazing! Great people, great conversation, empowering young girls to believe in themselves… what else could you ask for? Thank you for allowing me to take part in this great event.

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