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
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Farhana RahmanCEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems LtdUpload Yourself Systems Ltd
Gloria BonderDirector of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)FLACSO, Argentina
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
Hen FitoussiSenior Program Manager Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Padmasree WarriorSenior Vice President-Engineering and Chief Technology OfficerCisco, Global
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
Honorable Deborah Taylor TateSpecial Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)USA
Stanimira KolevaManaging Director, APJC Partner Business GroupCISCO SYSTEMS (USA) PTE LTD, Singapore
Supriya BhargavanIT ArchitectIBM, Canada