iSchool’s It Girls Retreat Shows High school Girls Possibility of Careers in Technology

It’s Monday afternoon, Nov. 12, and the main hallway of the iSchool is filled with unusual activity—approximately 92 high school girls from across the country, along with several of their parents, are getting ready to showcase their final projects as part of a two-day program called It Girls.

The It Girls Overnight Retreat is a slumber-party-meets-hack-a-thon organized and hosted by the iSchool. The event was introduced and kicked off by iSchool Dean Elizabeth Liddy and an inspiring keynote speech by new iSchool board member Liz Ngonzi, an expert in women and minorities in entrepreneurship, technology and leadership.