About CompuGirls Hawaii
CompuGirls Hawaii aims to introduce Hawaii girls, grades 9-12, from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to cybersecurity and information technology (IT) as a field of study and a viable career path. The program will work with women industry leaders who are successful role models and establish meaningful engagement and mentorship opportunities for participants. CompuGirls Hawaii will raise the profile of women as:
- Future leaders in cybersecurity/IT
- Preparing students to be college-ready with cybersecurity/IT as a potential major, and;
- Successfully transform the future workforce of women leaders in cybersecurity/IT.
CompuGirls Hawaii focuses on providing participants with the necessary training, experience, support and mentorship to ensure future success. This multi-year program includes:
- Virtual learning opportunities
- STEM exploration camps
- Interacting with women cyber leaders through video series
- Job shadowing and mentorship opportunities, and;
- Access to various STEM/cybersecurity related online courses via Arizona State University’s Prep Digital program, which offers educational opportunities related to cybersecurity/IT that may not be available at local high schools.
Participants will also explore the impact of cybersecurity/IT in the military, highlighting the current needs and presenting future career paths and opportunities. Girls with military and non-military backgrounds are invited to participate in creating a unique learning opportunity for participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to build relationships and learn from each other.
CompuGirls Hawaii is an affiliate of CompuGirls, a national program focused on increasing opportunities for girls of color in the fields of science and technology, and a partnership with CyberHawaii and the University of Hawaii.