Girl Day Planning Guide


More than just one day, Girl Day is a movement that shows girls the fascinating world of engineering - and how engineers are changing our world.


With your help, together we are driving the conversation about girls in STEM. If you are ready to inspire a girl, here is a short guide to get you started as a Girl Day Role Model!


1. Find out if something is already being planned.

Does your company, engineering society or university host Girl Day events? Get involved.

2. Create opportunities to inspire.

Introducing a girl to engineering can happen anywhere and at any time. Think about what works for you and your schedule. You can:

  • Visit a classroom or afterschool program. In as little as 45 minutes you can tell students about your job, how it makes a difference in the world and answer questions. And you can lead a hands-on activity!
  • Invite a small group of girls to visit you at work or on your campus. You can give them a tour, introduce them to your colleagues and showcase a project under development. You can even feed them lunch!

3. Reach girls.

Contact the staff person in your organization who handles community engagement, volunteerisem or K-12 outreach to find out about any current relationships with local groups. If there are no existing relationships, consider contacting local Girl Scouts, 4-H clubs and schools to set up a visit. Review this step-by-step guide.

4. Select activities.

You want fun, hands-on engineering activity ideas?  We’ve got tons to choose from!

5. Use effective messages about engineering.

Students in K-12 often don't know what engineering really is and what engineers do. Use these five powerful and effective messages about engineering to really connect with these students. See our online guide for tips on how to talk to them about engineering.

6. New to working with girls or hosting an event?  

Check out our short, online training that will guide you through the ins and outs of leading hands-on activities. 

7. Share your plans.  

Announce your events on the DiscoverE LinkedIn page and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#GirlDay2017, #BringItOut).