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!
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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
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Mafoluku, Lagos, Nigeria
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Profiles of women role models
Monique Jeanne MorrowGlobal Technology Leadership Team, Asia Office of the CTO at Cisco and is also a Distinguished EngineerCisco/Office of the CTO/Switzerland with a global position
Sadequa Hassan SejutiManaging DirectorFSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
Claudia Gomez CostaPresidente“FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Tayana EtienneCo-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration SystemSOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
Supriya BhargavanIT ArchitectIBM, Canada
Nirmita NarasimhanProgramme ManagerCentre for Internet and Society, India
Farhana RahmanCEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems LtdUpload Yourself Systems Ltd
Vida AckomCEOReal IT Solutions Ltd. Ghana
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria