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Girlforce kicks off in Toronto

By Barb Smeltzer July 20, 2015

The is excited to launch the second year of girlforce, a BizAcademy inspired program, in Toronto.

Two STEM focused sessions will run during July and August, the first kicking off today July 20 – 23, where 15 girls will be onsite to explore the world of Salesforce and STEM through hands-on learning.

This includes building a business plan, creating a website from sGirlforcecratch using HTML & CSS then linking it all to the Salesforce platform to capture leads and run customer reports. The goal of the program is to empower girls ages 13 – 17 to see the possibility in pursuing study and career paths in STEM. Our non-profit partners for this year include hErVOLUTION, Girls Learning Code and Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club

hErVOLUTION focuses on access to innovative, education and employment services for girls and young women in STEM while Girls Learning Code works with it’s parent organization, Ladies Learning Code. Programs are designed to help girls in technology through workshops and camps to allow for self-expression and a means through changing the world through technology. Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club supports children and youth to experience new opportunities to develop confidence and skills for life.

girlforce is a homegrown initiative that involves a host of Salesforce employee volunteers to facilitate segments over the four day program. The next session will run from August 17 – 20. If you are a Salesforce employee in the Toronto hub and would like to get involved or find out more information please contact me, Barb Smeltzer, Senior Program Manager at [email protected].

Go girl power!