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Girls Got IT Lebanon: Using technology to empower high school girls

March 12, 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon

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460 The Multimedia Store & Image Systems, both ITG companies, sponsored “Girls Got IT Lebanon” event, organized by 5 women associations, on March 12, 2016. The event gathered 400+ girls (grades 10 & 11) from 38 public & private schools, for a full day of technology related hands-on activities. The aim is to encourage young girls to select IT, Science, Technology & Engineering subjects as career choices, in order to bridge the gender gap in technology-related fields, by bringing awareness on the importance of Information Technology. 460MMS & Image Systems granted 2 prizes to the winners: HP Notebook & Canon Printer-Scanner-Copier. The 5 associations are: Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB), Arab Women in Computing Lebanon Chapter (ArabWIC Lebanon), IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group-Lebanon Section, Women in IT (WIT), & Digital opportunity Trust.