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
Catherine MahuguCo Founder-SasaAfricaSasaAfrica
Sadequa Hassan SejutiManaging DirectorFSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
Suvi LindénITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital DevelopmentThe Broadband Commission, Finland
Elinor AxelrodProgram Manager at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
Sara AdamsSenior Software EngineerGoogle Germany
Farhana RahmanCEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems LtdUpload Yourself Systems Ltd
Seema AlKabiTeam LeaderInformation Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman
Shira WeinbergProgram ManagerMicrosoft, Israel R&D center
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
- ICT-Go-Girls! Marta González Bugeiro, CEO Smartbites.net
- ICT-Go-Girls! Marta Martínez, Presidenta IBM España
- ITU celebrates GIRLS IN ICT DAY 2013 - Brussels, Belgium
- ICT-Go-Girls! Ana Freire, investigadora del Grupo de Ingeniería Telemática UDC
- Girls Can Code - Cherie Pounder, NTEK Design Solutions, Barbados