For us Girls’ Day is not only a fun project, but an important concern: Girls and women are still underrepresented in digital professions and in engineering. This is a big problem, because if only men shape the digital world of tomorrow, it will become a digital world for men. Plausible, isn’t it?
An example from the engineering sector shows how drastic the effects can be: The airbag was developed by a group of men who were committed to making driving safer and reducing the number of road fatalities. However, the engineers did not think of women and children during the design phase. As a result, many women and children lost their lives in the early days of the airbag because the airbag was simply not designed for the size of children and the weight distribution of women. If there had been female engineers, this would certainly not have happened.
We, erminas GmbH, want to make the world a better place with digital means. And we want to persuade many girls to take an active part in shaping this world. You don’t have to become programmers for that. No matter which profession you choose later, only if you know how the digital world works can you actively help shape it.