International Girls in ICT Day


Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in 150 countries around the world with more than 5,300 events and participation of over 177,000 girls and young women. International Girls in ICT Day will next be celebrated on 28 April 2016. Find out how to get involved here

In 2015, more than 66,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,800 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 in over 130 countries worldwide! Click here to read more about the events.



Girls in ICT Day events


The Girls in ICT initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The initiative is committed to celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day on the fourth Thursday of every April as established by the ITU membership.

The Girls in ICT Portal is a tool for girls and young women to get an insight into the ICT sector as well as for partners to understand the importance of the International Girls in ICT Day, developed by the Digital Inclusion programme of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.

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Profiles of women role models

  • Mandlesilo (Mandla) Msimang
    Managing Director
    Pygma Consulting
  • Catherine Mahugu
    Co Founder-SasaAfrica
  • Somto Fab-Ukozor
    Team Lead of MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash)
    Orudii/ Nigeria
  • Elinor Axelrod
    Program Manager at Microsoft
    NEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
  • Seema AlKabi
    Team Leader
    Information Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman
  • Tayana Etienne
    Co-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration System
    SOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
  • Victoria Alonsoperez
    IEETECH, Uruguay
  • Tahani Zeid
    Director of Educational Technology
  • Neelie Kroes
    Vice President
    European Commission
  • Suvi Lindén
    ITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital Development
    The Broadband Commission, Finland