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.
Would you like to see girls around the world be empowered to reach their full potential?
Do you think we need a more gender-balanced ICT-sector?
International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience ICTs by getting a first-hand look into the ICT companies and institutions and listening to female role models.
Organize an event and be part of the global movement to inspire girls and young women to consider a future in technology. Click here to learn more!
And don't forget to get social! Check out our Facebook page and join the conversation via #girlsinict.
Since 2011, over 111,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 3,500 events held in 140 countries around the world.
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Girls in ICT Day events
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Profiles of women role models
Gloria BonderDirector of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)FLACSO, Argentina
Tahani ZeidDirector of Educational Technology
Catherine MahuguCo Founder-SasaAfricaSasaAfrica
Elinor AxelrodProgram Manager at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Neelie KroesVice PresidentEuropean Commission
Victoria AlonsoperezCo-founderIEETECH, Uruguay
Tayana EtienneCo-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration SystemSOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
Suvi LindénITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital DevelopmentThe Broadband Commission, Finland
Mandlesilo (Mandla) MsimangManaging DirectorPygma Consulting
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel