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
Iram BhattiCEO/ Founder LabMagicLabMagic, Pakistan
Honorable Deborah Taylor TateSpecial Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)USA
Shira WeinbergProgram ManagerMicrosoft, Israel R&D center
Tahani ZeidDirector of Educational Technology
Laina Raveendran GreeneFounder and CEOGETIT, United States
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Tayana EtienneCo-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration SystemSOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
Mandlesilo (Mandla) MsimangManaging DirectorPygma Consulting
Claudia Gomez CostaPresidente“FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
Seema AlKabiTeam LeaderInformation Technology Authority (ITA), Sultanate of Oman