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
Buea and Ekondo Titi, Cameroon
Hhohho, Manzini & Shiselweni, Swaziland
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Profiles of women role models
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Supriya BhargavanIT ArchitectIBM, Canada
Tahani ZeidDirector of Educational Technology
Victoria AlonsoperezCo-founderIEETECH, Uruguay
Elinor AxelrodProgram Manager at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Claudia Gomez CostaPresidente“FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
Mandlesilo (Mandla) MsimangManaging DirectorPygma Consulting
Hen FitoussiSenior Program Manager Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
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
- ICT-Go-Girls! Helena Herrero, Managing Director HP Iberia
- ICT-Go-Girls! Marta González Bugeiro, CEO Smartbites.net
- ICT-Go-Girls! Amparo Alonso Betanzos, presidenta Asoc. Española para la Inteligencia Artificial
- ICT-Go-Girls! Rosa García, Presidenta Siemens España
- ICT-Go-Girls! Sabela Ramos, investigadora del Grupo de Arquitectura de Computadores de la UDC