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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Girls in ICT Day events
Moroni, Union des Comores
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Hhohho, Manzini & Shiselweni, Swaziland
Wellington, New Zealand
Profiles of women role models
Vida AckomCEOReal IT Solutions Ltd. Ghana
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Hen FitoussiSenior Program Manager Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Iram BhattiCEO/ Founder LabMagicLabMagic, Pakistan
Honorable Deborah Taylor TateSpecial Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)USA
Neelie KroesVice PresidentEuropean Commission
Catherine MahuguCo Founder-SasaAfricaSasaAfrica
Supriya BhargavanIT ArchitectIBM, Canada