International Girls in ICT Day

 

Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been celebrated in over 150 countries around the world with more than 5,200 events and participation of over 169,000 girls and young women. International Girls in ICT Day will next be celebrated on 28 April 2016. Find out how to get involved here

In 2015, more than 58,000 girls and young women have taken part in over 1,700 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day 2015 in over 130 countries worldwide! Click here to read more about the events.

 

 

Girls in ICT Day events

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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 Information and Communication Technologies (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.
 

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Profiles of women role models

  • Catherine Mahugu
    Co Founder-SasaAfrica
    SasaAfrica
  • Limor Lahiani
    Senior Development Lead at Microsoft
    NEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
  • Sara Adams
    Senior Software Engineer
    Google Germany
  • Mandlesilo (Mandla) Msimang
    Managing Director
    Pygma Consulting
  • Laina Raveendran Greene
    Founder and CEO
    GETIT, United States
  • Funke Opeke
    Chief Executive Officer
    Main One Cable Company, Nigeria
  • Anne Bouverot
    Director General
    GSMA, UK
  • Tayana Etienne
    Co-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration System
    SOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
  • Suvi Lindén
    ITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital Development
    The Broadband Commission, Finland
  • Honorable Deborah Taylor Tate
    Special Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)
    USA