Tech4Girls workshops reveal new career paths and opportunities

Updated: 3 days ago

At the end of October 2021, GSMA, EQUALS and Verizon hosted a Tech4Girls virtual workshop as part of EQUALS Her Digital Skills, an initiative which aims to provide free gender transformative digital skills training and e-mentoring opportunities to 1 million women and girls by 2026. One of the participants, Penina Randu, and volunteer Gill Petty, had the chance to speak with each other and find out what they thought of the Tech4Girls experience, gain some advice and chat about their plans for the future.

Workshop participant Penina Randu (left) and workshop volunteer Gill Petty (right) interview each other following the Tech4Girls Commonwealth workshop in October 2021

Penina: Gill, please can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Gill: I’m Gill Petty and I work at Verizon Business as a client manager in the technology sales area. I work with many large organisations helping them build the technology to deliver better experiences in our evolving world. In addition to my official role in technology sales I am also the Culture Co-Chair for the Women's Association of Verizon Employees, which is great, and through that have had the opportunity to work with GSMA, EQUALS and Tech4Girls. I have a degree in Equine S