Students visited the Microsoft offices to learn more about the tech industry and what types of jobs it has to offer.
Tampa, FL—In the past the world of Technology has been dominated by men, but industry leaders are working to change that.
Microsoft has created a program called DigiGirlz.
On Thursday 50 teens from Hillsborough County Public High Schools visited the Microsoft offices to learn more about the tech industry and what types of jobs it has to offer.
Abbey Kynes, a sophomore at Plant High School, was one of the teens in attendance.
"I want to get out of this a new perspective on just, like, different jobs that you can consider," said Kynes.
Speakers talked about the importance of planning for the future and thinking big when it comes to setting goals.
Jessica Fulton and her team at Microsoft explained that technology is a growing field and they want to educate women on the opportunities available.
"Kids today know what technology is, they can probably maneuver through their phone and different devices better than so we wanted to show them critical events," said Fulton.
The DigiGirlz program is offered to teen girls at all Microsoft offices across the country.