Girlsday: A Glimpse Into The Syngenta Flowers Lab

A group of 25 girls from Martinus College secondary school in Grootebroek, the Netherlands visited the Syngenta Flowers lab on Thursday 11 April. At the Syngenta location in Enkhuizen, the girls experienced the world of phytopathology and cell biology up close. It was Girlsday, an international day where girls between 10 and 15 years old get acquainted with science, technology and IT.

Just like Syngenta Seeds in Enkhuizen, many more companies in the Netherlands welcomed young girls with an interest in technology on 11 April. The intention of Girlsday is for the girls to see how many exciting career opportunities there are in the beta, technology and IT sectors.

“At Syngenta, we believe it is important to show students what we are doing as a company, because in this way we can help students on choosing a further education or career path,” says Tessa Compas, HR Business Partner at Syngenta. “This special initiative is great to inspire more girls to choose for our company. That is why we have also shown what various jobs ‘our women’ perform. “

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