On Friday 15th July, leading global law firm Baker & McKenzie hosted its second Cyber Ready Girls' Day in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University. Around 50 girls from across five secondary schools attended this full-day event, aimed to promote career opportunities in technology to girls.


During the day, the girls had the opportunity to hear from high profile inspirational women in leading technology, security, legal and digital leadership and to learn about coding and computing.  


The Cyber Ready Girls' Day Initiative was founded by Partner Dyann Heward-Mills, London Head of Data Protection and Cyber Security at Baker & McKenzie. Commenting on the event, Dyann said: "Thanks to Anglia Ruskin University, we have been able to host our second Cyber Ready Girls' Event of the year. I am proud of this initiative which I believe is a great way to raise awareness of the career opportunities available for tech savvy girls and inspire them to learn about coding and computer science. The feedback received has been very encouraging and we will continue to focus our efforts to debunk the myth that technology is not for women, which is in line with our Firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion."  


The participating schools included Coopers & Coborn School, Boswell School, Colchester Academy, Emerson Park Academy and Shenfield High School for Girls.




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