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.
Would you like to see girls around the world be empowered to reach their full potential?
Do you think we need a more gender-balanced ICT-sector?
International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience ICTs by getting a first-hand look into the ICT companies and institutions and listening to female role models.
Organize an event and be part of the global movement to inspire girls and young women to consider a future in technology. Click here to learn more!
And don't forget to get social! Check out our Facebook page and join the conversation via #girlsinict.
Since 2011, over 111,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 3,500 events held in 140 countries around the world.
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Girls in ICT Day events
New Delhi, India
Barataria, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Tabamsansang Village, Tumana District, Upper River Region, the Gambia
Profiles of women role models
Iram BhattiCEO/ Founder LabMagicLabMagic, Pakistan
Supriya BhargavanIT ArchitectIBM, Canada
Nirmita NarasimhanProgramme ManagerCentre for Internet and Society, India
Stanimira KolevaManaging Director, APJC Partner Business GroupCISCO SYSTEMS (USA) PTE LTD, Singapore
Honorable Deborah Taylor TateSpecial Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)USA
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Seema AlKabiTeam LeaderInformation Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman
Hen FitoussiSenior Program Manager Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Anne BouverotDirector GeneralGSMA, UK
Padmasree WarriorSenior Vice President-Engineering and Chief Technology OfficerCisco, Global