DigiGirlz at Microsoft
Microsoft is proud to offer free technology programs specifically for youth. Our Microsoft DigiGirlz programs give middle and high school girls* opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.
Microsoft's DigiGirlz Day is a one-day event designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is like. During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.
DigiGirlz High Tech Camp Microsoft
DigiGirlz High Tech Camp is a multiday experience that gives high school girls an in-depth look at Microsoft and careers in technology. The DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology. During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. Established in 2000, the camp program continues to grow and evolve.
Student registrations are accepted for enrollment on a first come, first served basis. Event content and curriculum may be geared for specific age groups, so please check the target audience before enrolling a student in a DigiGirlz program. Please consult the events listing page to see if there is an event in your area that is accepting registrations. Not every event offers open registration to the public. In some event locations we work directly with local schools or community organizations to enroll students in the program. Schools can request more information about registering girls for a DigiGirlz event in their city by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DigiGirlz registration form must be completed by an adult aged 18 or older. The parent or legal guardian of attendees under the age of 18 may complete the registration form to register the student for a DigiGirlz program. Enrollment in the program and final confirmation of registration is not complete until the parent or legal guardian signs and returns the Event Participation Agreement which is provided as part of the registration process.
There is no cost associated with DigiGirlz programs. Microsoft provides the camp free of charge for attending girls.
No. There is no GPA requirement. However, attendees must meet the age/grade requirements of the desired program.
The event hours may vary by location, but if an event is held during a standard mealtime, then a meal is provided free of charge for attendees. There will be an opportunity to notify the event planning team of any specific dietary needs or other special needs requests for an attendee.
Yes, if space is available. Please contact the event coordinator via the “contact event coordinator” link in the event listing to submit a request to attend the event and find out if there is an open slot.
No. The camp is open to girls of all skill levels. The camp provides hands-on workshops that are led by supportive instructors who can help you increase your abilities. For girls who may have already taken technology classes in school, the camp workshops will provide you with quick exposure to new technologies but may not go as in-depth as what you experience in semester-long courses.
The camps are offered during the day only. The times may vary by location. Microsoft does not provide lodging or transportation for the camp. Camp participants must make their own arrangements and pay for these expenses.
Yes, if you meet the age/grade requirement of the camp you may submit a registration request. However, Microsoft does not provide lodging and transportation for the camp. It is up to you to make your own arrangements and pay for these expenses.
Camp locations are determined primarily by the location of Microsoft offices where Microsoft employees can participate in the planning and implementation of the multi-day events.
It is up to each camp coordinator to determine if adult observers can attend the camp. Some camps have allowed teachers to observe the camp so that the teachers can encourage girls to engage in technology programs throughout the school year. Microsoft is not able to offer continuing education credits for teacher attendance at the camp. If you are a teacher and are interested in observing the camp, please send an email message to email@example.com.
Generally, parents are not allowed to attend the camps. If a camper has special needs that require a parent to serve as a personal attendant during camp, let us know. Some camps have a camp closing event that parents are invited to attend. If that option is available, information about the event will be provided by the camp coordinator.
DigiGirlz events are designed to provide a gender specific approach to introducing girls to career opportunities in technology in a safe setting that is attuned to addressing specific biases and challenges that might impact their experience. Event participation is open to anyone, regardless of gender identity, who is aligned to our mission to provide an environment that encourages girls’ participation in technology.
To learn more about the research around increasing girls’ participation in computing and STEM, download the Microsoft white paper Closing the STEM Gap or Girls in IT: The Facts published by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
If you have more questions about our DigiGirlz programs, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our program also welcomes people who identify as non-binary. Although this program focus is girls, all are welcome to attend regardless of gender identity.