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 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.
The International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to get inspired about ICT sector by getting a first-hand look into the ICT institutions and listening to women role models.
Since 2011, almost 3,500 events in 140 countries have taken place, empowering over 100,000 girls and young women globally.
It's still not too late! Join us and organize a “Girls in ICT Day” event this year and be a part of this initiative to empower young girls!
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Profiles of women role models
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Mandlesilo (Mandla) MsimangManaging DirectorPygma Consulting
Gloria BonderDirector of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)FLACSO, Argentina
Padmasree WarriorSenior Vice President-Engineering and Chief Technology OfficerCisco, Global
Neelie KroesVice PresidentEuropean Commission
Laina Raveendran GreeneFounder and CEOGETIT, United States
Somto Fab-UkozorTeam Lead of MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash)Orudii/ Nigeria
Stanimira KolevaManaging Director, APJC Partner Business GroupCISCO SYSTEMS (USA) PTE LTD, Singapore
Suvi LindénITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital DevelopmentThe Broadband Commission, Finland
Elinor AxelrodProgram Manager at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel