Dare2BDigital: Symantec Inspires Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology

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Dare2BDigital: Symantec Inspires Girls to Pursue Careers in Technology

By Charmy Ruparel, Symantec's Global Diversity Program Manager
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For the fourth consecutive year, Symantec sponsored and partnered in the Dare2BDigital conference as a part of its Corporate Responsibility and Diversity initiative. The objective of the event was to provide 7th-10th graders an opportunity to discover the creative and exciting careers that await them in computer science and engineering.

At this year's conference, 200 teenaged girls explored careers in science and technology at this unique collaboration between technology companies, educators, parents and community organizations. The conference met its objective, as the survey results revealed that 99 percent of young women attendees felt that the conference maintained (17 percent) or increased (82 percent) their interest in fields that use technology.

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Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Dare2BDigital | Diversity & Inclusion | Education | Events, Media & Communications | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Social Impact & Volunteering

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