Final Coding Girls event in Turin
Coding Girls, the educational programme conceived to help orient young women in their studies and professions of the future through STEAM subjects, involved thousands of students in 15 Italian cities, in collaboration with 30 universities. The solid alliance of schools, families, universities, companies, and public and private organisations was once again a success thanks to the excellent synergy with the United States Diplomatic Mission to Italy, and the participation of Microsoft, ING Italia, and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.
New features in the ninth edition included a special programme on financial education, in collaboration with ING Italia in Rome, Milan and Varese; a focus on cybersecurity, in collaboration with Microsoft; and a special course on the use of Arduino with the University of Palermo. Moreover, thanks to the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS) and CIES, Italian students were involved along with ten provinces in Mozambique for an educational and awareness-raising programme on STEAM for young women [see: Coding Girls in Mozambique].
The final event of the ninth edition of Project Coding Girls will be held on May 22, 10:30 am at the Museo del Risparmio. Yet another opportunity for debating, sharing, and listening to the protagonists of Coding Girls.
Moderator: Cecilia Stajano, Community Coordinator, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
10.30 | WELCOME
- Giovanna Paladino, Director and Curator, Museo del Risparmio
10.35 | THE PROTAGONISTS SPEAK
Experiences of students, professors, coaches
11.20 | ADDRESSES BY
- Silvia Colombo, Head of Communication & CSR, ING Italia
- Mirta Michilli, Director General, Fondazione Mondo Digitale
- Chiara Mizzi, Director External Relations and Philanthropies, Microsoft Italia
- Paola Sabbione, Programme Manager, “Obiettivo Cultura,” Compagnia di San Paolo
11.45 | CONCLUSION
- Carlotta Salerno, Councillor for Education, Scholastic Real Estate, Youth Policy, Suburbs and Urban Regeneration, City of Turin