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.
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.
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
Sara AdamsSenior Software EngineerGoogle Germany
Tayana EtienneCo-founder of SOLUTIONS S.A. / Director of the Master Program in Database and Integration SystemSOLUTIONS S.A. / State University of Haiti / Haiti
Somto Fab-UkozorTeam Lead of MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash)Orudii/ Nigeria
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
Anne BouverotDirector GeneralGSMA, UK
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Vida AckomCEOReal IT Solutions Ltd. Ghana
Shira WeinbergProgram ManagerMicrosoft, Israel R&D center
Suvi LindénITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital DevelopmentThe Broadband Commission, Finland
Gloria BonderDirector of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)FLACSO, Argentina