HCA Healthcare first first partnered with Overton High School and PENCIL in 2013 to create IT Girls. The mission of IT Girls is to impact young women’s awareness of the opportunities in technology by leveraging educational enrichment, organizational collaboration, and mentoring relationships. Or, as we like to say, to let the girls “see what they can be”.
HCA matches women in IT at HCA with girls in the IT Academy at Overton High School. Mentors meet with students eleven times over the course of the school year and discuss professionalism, setting goals, as well as career and communication skills.
Watch IT Girls Founder, Sasha Pickett, talk about this special program.