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Why we’re betting on girls as cybersecurity defenders – and you should too

By Jill Zelmanovits, CEO and Chief Listening Officer, Girl Guides of Canada Hackers, encryption and cyber threats were once ideas relegated to dark basements and IT talk. Today, cybersecurity impacts every industry, every level of government and everyone with personal … Continue reading

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We are #STEMinists

As the world celebrates the best in cinematic achievement this weekend, all eyes will be on Hidden Figures, the Oscar-nominated film about female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role at NASA in the 1960s. This film has inspired many … Continue reading

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STEM and the gender gap: Let’s balance the equation

STEM – science, technology engineering and math. When we think of these things, we still typically picture men doing these jobs. While many women do in fact have careers in these fields, it still for some reason seems like a … Continue reading

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Guides learn the nuts and bolts of auto mechanics

This year, our programming has been focused on trying new things. Our unit brainstormed ideas of things that girls should know how to do but might not traditionally learn. Most of the girls had participated in a tool or building … Continue reading

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Guiders like to play, too

Guiding encourages girls to try new things, learn through playing, and to challenge themselves, all while earning badges along the way. You can tell a unit meeting is going well by the sound of fun, the sound of laughter and … Continue reading

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Get your Tech On

With over 10 years as a Girl Guide leader, it’s not surprising that some things have changed since I started.  Here are some of my tips for using technology as a Guider. Email is your friend – I’m a big … Continue reading

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Should girls bring tech to camp?

It started when a Brownie asked if she could bring her iPod Touch to camp. Our packing list says no electronic devices at camp. Cameras are optional. The Brownie (and her parents) understood, but she explained that her iPod is her … Continue reading

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Guiding: The Teacher

May 9th, 2012 was the annual ExploreIT event – an event that occurs at two universities and one technical school in Calgary, Alberta. The purpose of the event is to give grade nine girls the opportunity to explore information technology. … Continue reading

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