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
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Mafoluku, Lagos, Nigeria
Profiles of women role models
Neelie KroesVice PresidentEuropean Commission
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
Padmasree WarriorSenior Vice President-Engineering and Chief Technology OfficerCisco, Global
Shira WeinbergProgram ManagerMicrosoft, Israel R&D center
Hen FitoussiSenior Program Manager Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Nirmita NarasimhanProgramme ManagerCentre for Internet and Society, India
Farhana RahmanCEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems LtdUpload Yourself Systems Ltd
Victoria AlonsoperezCo-founderIEETECH, Uruguay
Elinor AxelrodProgram Manager at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Sadequa Hassan SejutiManaging DirectorFSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
- Geena Davis, ITU 'Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT'
- Girls Can Code - Angelica O'Donoghue - Antigua
- JOANNE O'RIORDAN @ ITU's Girls in ICT Day - New York City
- ICT-Go-Girls! Amparo Alonso Betanzos, presidenta Asoc. Española para la Inteligencia Artificial
- ICT-Go-Girls! Rosa García, Presidenta Siemens España