Due to lack of information or role models, or because of fear or preconceived notions, fewer girls choose to enter the scientific and technical fields. This is the case in every companies in the world.
“Elles bougent” is convinced of the determinant role of experience sharing and meetings to generate vocations. Female engineers and technicians in industry sector share their experience and speak about the fascinating aspects of their work. They have rich and varied career path, often international, that are inspiring for young girls and get them concrete ideas and dispel any fears they have.
That's why "Girls on the move" was created. It's a day for gathering together female professionals in the STEM industries with female secondary and post-secondary students.
Transportation, the Digital Sector, Construction, Energy, Environment, etc. On March 8th 2017, visits of industrial sites, round tables, and many other activities are organized all over France and around the world.
The goal? To show young women who are thinking about and planning their educational and professional paths the diversity of careers and professional opportunities available in the technical industries.
In France, industry partners of Elles bougent open their doors, not only to young women, but also to their parents for the first time ever, in honor of this special day.
After a successful run in 2017, “Girls on the Move Day” is back as “Girls on the Move week” !