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Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Computing

St George's recently hosted "Women in Computing" event, bringing together over 300 girls to spark their interest in computing through inspirational talks and hands-on STEM activities.

On January 9th, St George's hosted another fantastic "Women in Computing: Influential Voices in Tech" event. Over 300 girls gathered to hear inspirational talks and participate in hands-on tech activities aimed at sparking their interest in computing careers.

The day kicked off with an empowering keynote from Leah Hutcheon, CEO of Appointedd, who spoke about her journey to tech entrepreneurship. Students also briefly heard from several other successful local women at the forefront of Scotland's impressive tech scene - software engineers, founders, cybersecurity leaders, and more.

The highlight was the exhibition hall, where groups of girls explored robotics, built digital art with AI, learned ethical hacking, and more through interactive stalls hosted by cutting-edge companies like Amazon and NatWest. Our guests from Blackhall Primary and Cargilfield found the event highly informative, interactive, and inspiring!

As a St George’s alumni, you know first-hand the power of an all-girls education. We seek to uphold this tradition by bringing in women like Leah as inspirational guest speakers and role models. This shines a light on the diverse technological career paths open to our students after they leave.

However, we believe alumni have an equally important role to play! If you work in technology, have an inspirational career journey, or want to mentor St George's students, we welcome your involvement in future instalments of this event and other career events we host. By showing today's girls what they can achieve, you help unlock their full potential. Let's continue empowering the next generation of women in tech together!

Contact Mairi MacNaughton MAM@stge.org.uk if you’d like to be involved!

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