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
Webinar: "Unpacking Gender and Mobile Learning: Global Experiences"
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Skopje, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Profiles of women role models
Claudia Gomez CostaPresidente“FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
Suvi LindénITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital DevelopmentThe Broadband Commission, Finland
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Sara AdamsSenior Software EngineerGoogle Germany
Farhana RahmanCEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems LtdUpload Yourself Systems Ltd
Catherine MahuguCo Founder-SasaAfricaSasaAfrica
Shira WeinbergProgram ManagerMicrosoft, Israel R&D center
Seema AlKabiTeam LeaderInformation Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman
Tayana EtienneCo-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration SystemSOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
Tahani ZeidDirector of Educational Technology
- International Girls in ICT Day – 2012, Video Message to organizers of local and national Events
- Girls Can Code - Abigail Sinclair - Ultreya Logistics Inc, Jamaica
- ICT-Go-Girls! Ángeles Delgado, Directora General Fujitsu España
- Girls Can Code - Angelica O'Donoghue - Antigua
- ICT-Go-Girls! Ana Freire, investigadora del Grupo de Ingeniería Telemática UDC