Princess Tessy de Naussau joined the “greenlight for girls” programme, a two-day workshop aimed at getting girls interested in STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths).
Princess Tessy de Nassau led a biology workshop during the two-day "greenlight for girls" programme
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It was the second year the event took place in Luxembourg, held this year on 22-23 May at the Vodafone offices.
Princess Tessy de Nassau, who led a biology workshop at the event, called STEM “vital for the career and job opportunities of the future. The world is changing fast, and we need girls to be ready for the world of tomorrow.”
As part of the programme, the girls also met with other female role models, including Melissa Rancourt, an American who founded Greenlight for girls (g4g)--a Brussels-based non-profit which has reached over 26,000 girls via 200+ events worldwide--as well as Vodafone employees, in a bid to pique interests about potential STEM-related career paths for the future.
In a communiqué, CEO of Vodafone Procurement Company in Luxembourg, Ninian Wilson, stressed the importance of promoting STEM for girls as a global tech company, adding: “we want to assist in building future STEM leaders and creating a more vibrant and gender-balanced workplace.”
Mentoring sessions were also part of the programme, and throughout the two days the participants had ample time to discover more about coding, cybersecurity and other STEM-related topics.