Leeds East Academy


GirlTech Careers Event

Image from The Ahead Partnership: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aheadpartnership/albums/72157691434915221

On Tuesday 6th February, Year 7 and 8 girls from Leeds East Academy, accompanied by Ms Christie, attended GIRLTECHLCR, organised by Ahead Partnership, at Salem Chapel.

The whole-day event focused on increasing the profile of careers, raising aspirations and dispelling stereotypes of women working with technology. 

Young females from across the Leeds City Region gathered together to listen to a panel of inspirational women who spoke about how they achieved their goals in their careers.

 The students also took part in a series of workshops hosted by employers including thebigword, Siemens, BJSS, Sky, NHS Digital, Smoothwall, Ten10 and the Co-operative Group.

 Ms Christie said: “The students behaved amazingly. The event really opened their eyes to what is actually around them and what wonderful opportunities are available.”