October 11 marks the second annual International Day of the Girl, a United Nations designated holiday to recognize girls’ and women’s rights around the world. In celebration of this year’s theme, “Innovating for Girls’ Education,” Intel recently announced She Will Connect, a digital literacy program aimed at reaching 5 million women in Africa, where the gender and technology gap is greatest.
Yesterday, many of Intel’s top leaders joined girls with the YMCA’s TechGYRLS program at our headquarters in Santa Clara as part of Intel’s Global Giveback Day to encourage a love for math and science.
Photo: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich asks YWCA’s TechGYRLS about their vegetable remix programmed with MIT’s Scratch software and a Makey Makey kit as CFO Stacy Smith and SVP Bill Holt test out their creation.
Today, Intel is participating in the UNICEF Game Changers for Girls’ Education forum, while supporting 50 screenings of “Girl Rising” and employee volunteer events across 20 countries throughout the month.
We would love to hear what are you doing to celebrate girls’ eduaction. Learn more about Intel’s girls and women initiatives.