zdi heroines October 2021: Girls like STEM!

The 3rd zdi heroines October is just around the corner! This month we at zdi.NRW are explicitly dedicating to girls and women in STEM.

"Girls like STEM" – this is what this month of action should show.

With the "zdi-Heldinnen-Oktober" campaign, the zdi community is showing what it has to offer girls and young women who are interested in STEM. We want to create visibility for the commitment of our zdi community offensive in the field of girls and STEM. And at the same time enable the NRW and nationwide exchange. As a representative of zdi networks or zdi school labs, you have the opportunity to contribute your expertise in the area of ​​"Mächen & MINT" to the community and to learn from the experiences of others.

Where can the zdi community get involved?

Based on gender sensitive Course offers, a broad one communication campaign and a final one specialist congress we would like to examine the topic in depth this year.

In order to be able to plan a little more concretely, here are the three basic elements of the heroine October:

1st zdi courses in October
The offers of the zdi networks and zdi student laboratories are the heart of zdi.NRW. For this purpose, all (gender-sensitive) courses that match the zdi heroines October will soon be listed on the MINT community platform.

2nd communication campaign: takeovers, polaroids, portraits
The zdi heroines October also takes place on the zdi portal, the MINT community platform and in social media. This year is all about STEM women in companies & STEM entrepreneurs. In portraits and interviews, women are introduced who report on what excites them about MINT and why they work in the MINT field. The Instagram account @mintblogger is available again this year to the zdi heroines who share a MINT moment or report on their MINT training, their MINT studies or their MINT profession.

3rd specialist day 3malM - girls like STEM!
At the end of October, the zdi community has the opportunity to present their STEM girls' activities throughout Germany. To this end, the zdi regional office organizes the specialist day “Girls like MINT”. Practitioners, other MINT actors, students, but also national players such as the German Children and Youth Foundation, the new MINT network center and LizzyNet come together and work together on very specific project ideas. As a driving force Valerie Mocker appear and talk about women in business.

When? October 27, 2021, from 13 p.m
Where? The congress will take place online.

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