Girls' Day is a nationwide campaign in which schoolgirls from the 5th grade onwards spend a day in a company of their choice gaining an insight into an aspired, scientific and technical profession. Women are still understudied in IT because there is still some fear of contact and many think that the IT industry is only for men.
That's why it's important for us that women get to grips with the issue at an early stage and find out what diverse career opportunities the IT industry has to offer them.
And what better opportunity is there than Girls' Day.
Our team then decided relatively quickly to take part in Girls' Day 2022 and to make two places available on site at our Munich office.
Under the motto "Gain an insight into an IT company", we at XALT wanted to give young female students the opportunity to see what different careers and topics there are in IT.
In the process, the two learned:
- Team XALT and HR - An overview of XALT and the various professions in IT.
- Project Management - How to manage teams and communication and which tool to use?
- Hacking & Automations: How to keep using your apps despite being locked out, what is AI anyway and why is everyone talking about it?
- Excel, why you (still) need it, and the first path to automation.
- Insalata di Pomodori: Requirements & Expectations. If you want more, you have to ask for more.
- TikTok in IT → Millennials explain the world to us.
- Take over XALT and run the world
On April 28, the time had finally come. Girls' Day was here.
It was a special concern for us that the two participants Maja and Jule could get a taste of every area of XALT and future IT topics.
After getting acquainted with part of our team, you learned more about IT consulting, which clients and projects XALT serves, and why the fabled cloud is so important to the future of digitization within society.
Girls' Day, a complete success.
The feedback from the two participants was consistently positive. We hope that both of them were able to get a first impression of the world of IT and that we have aroused their interest.
We would like to thank all colleagues who supported us in the preparation and implementation. Thanks also to all the participating students. We can't wait to participate in Girls' Day again next year.