Every year technical enterprises, enterprises with technical departments and technical training facilities, universities, and research centres are invited to organise an open day for girls – Girls’Day. Girls’Day – ‘Future Prospects for Girls’ initiated a large campaign in which a wide range of professions and activities is presented to girls of 10 years upwards. The vocational choices of girls are influenced in a very positive way. For companies, Girls’Day has evolved as an important instrument of their recruitment policy.
Girls’Day encourages the surroundings of the young women – i.e. families, school, media and employers – to participate in the campaign and change their common attitudes towards vocational orientation.
Girls’Day – ‘Future Prospects for Girls’ is funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in female professionals in technical fields. Now the growth in employment of women is stronger than that of men in almost all scientific and technical professions.
Girls’Day has a positive influence on the image of technology related professions and yields realistic estimations on behalf of employment outlook, job contents, and basic conditions Scientific publication of evaluation results and further publications in form of scientific papers.
TUHH, DLR and Dräger are actively participating in the Girls’ day. TUHH and DLR will open their labs for more than 100 girls each.
Programme of Girls’ Day at DLR
(Barbara Milow and her team are engaged in “Werkstofforschung 1” and “Werkstofforschung 2”)