EmPower Girls

By Ballyclare High School on 2 May, 2024



We were delighted to have a group of Year 8 girls involved in the CyberFirst EmPower Girls event held at Windsor Park.

With women making up only 23% of the tech industry in NI, EmPower Girls aims to address this imbalance by raising awareness of the variety of roles on offer in tech and cyber security as part of a high energy, immersive experience.

It was super to see past pupil Holly Patton there representing BT. Holly is completing a higher level apprenticeship in Cyber Security, working as a firewall engineer whilst studying for her degree.

Congratulations must also go to Holly for being named as a finalist in the Women in Tech awards.

250 Year 8 girls from 12 schools across NI attended the event which was sponsored by Aflac Northern Ireland.