On the 11th February 2020 was the international day of women and girls in science. On this day Girls in Tech organized together with Fossil a great competition and workshop day for girls in the age of 18-26. The event was held at the European headquarters of the Fossil Group.

The goal of the workshop was to learn more about how to create a concept for a smartwatch app and build one yourself in a team of like-minded women. The competition theme was: “Created by Women for Women”. The best idea fitting this slogan had the chance to be rewarded.

After a general introduction of Girls in Tech and a tour through the Fossil showroom, there were some teambuilding activities. In the afternoon, the design thinking methodology was shortly introduced, and the girls had the chance to create ideas for a smartwatch app concept.

Below are some statements of that day from the girls.

“The workshops were fantastic! I liked to learn about the design thinking approach.”

“It was amazing to connect and work with so many different girls with different backgrounds and skillsets.”

“Thank you for this great day and the amazing presents.”

“It is great to create something new and learn how to do it. I liked the whole structure of the day.”

Now let’s see what kind of creative app ideas are going to be sent in and which idea is going to convince the jury. Stay tuned.