Getting more girls to participate in technology is one of the challenges in an increasingly digital world.
Microsoft Thailand recently organized the virtual DigiGirlz event live from the Bangkok office. The special event featured a lineup of remarkable women in tech – including Dr. Asama Kulvanitchaiyanunt, founder and CEO of Coraline and one of the most recognized women in Thailand’s tech scene, and data scientist Rapheephan Laochamroonvorapongse, owner of a famous Data Science page. Also, we welcomed Khun Kasidis Satangmongkol from the Data Rockie page as the only male speaker. Together, our guests discussed topics that addressed career development, skill development and the need for diversified skills in the tech industry.
Over 100 girls participated in the event to share their concerns, questions and inspirations. In addition to the guest speakers, the event’s opening session saw Fiona Carney, Microsoft APAC’s Chief of Marketing and Operations and one of the company’s many female senior executives, share her vision for and passion in technology. She was joined by Khun Dhanawat Suthumpun, Managing Director, Microsoft Thailand, who encouraged every girl to enter a tech career as he shared advice around the growth mindset methodology to survive and succeed in the tech industry – or any other industry.
“The whole premise behind the event is to highlight to the girls that there are so many different careers in technology. It’s not just about coding or engineering. Every career they choose will fundamentally have technology underpinning it” said Supanee Anuwongworavet, Deputy Managing Director – Finance for Microsoft Thailand.
“DigiGirlz is designed to inspire female students to consider a job related to science and technology. I wish all the girls could use this platform to inspire and find their preferred direction to achieve more,” Supanee concluded.