#leaveyourmark: Celebrating Women in the Workforce

Happy Women’s History Month to you! With International Women’s Day just behind us, the importance of women is fresh in our minds (as it should be). To celebrate women this month, Girls in Tech launched campaign #leaveyourmark, a movement meant to celebrate women in the workforce. Throughout the month, Girls in Tech will be highlighting working women all across the globe and raising money for their  Global Classroom, a free online program that teaches design and coding to girls and women.

Why get involved?

If helping Girls in Tech educate females on coding and design isn’t enough, this campaign is meant to bring awareness to a variety of women’s issues. Problems such as equal pay, sexual harassment, maternity and family policies, funding for women founders, representation on corporate boards, and more continue to thrive in the workplace. International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month has certainly highlighted that women have been at the forefront of STEM for years, but it isn’t enough. Girls in Tech aim to continue to fight for women’s recognition in the workforce “until a woman’s name is synonymous with Steve Job’s”.

How do I get involved?

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Girls in Tech is calling all women in the tech industry to get loud and proud this month. #Leaveyourmark by doing the following:

Write it

Write down your proudest accomplishment on a post-It or jot it down on your work notebook.

Know someone doing incredible work but isn’t one to tout her own horn? Give her a shout out her by writing a note on her behalf!

Post it

Post it to a wall inside your office. Watch as the great work is recognized and celebrated alongside yours.

Share it

Take a picture and share it with #LeaveYourMark so your community can celebrate with you about your proudest moments! Tag friends, pass it on.

Donate

Donate to Girls in Tech’s Global Classroom and talk to your company about supporting your accomplishments, too, so that other women can achieve their own #LeaveYourMark moments.

You can donate here.

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Spread the word and get your friends to participate – every post helps as Girls in Tech works to elevate women in the workforce. Follow the #leaveyourmark campaign through Women’s History Month and see how women are shaping the world.

 

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