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
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Mafoluku, Lagos, Nigeria
Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil
Barataria, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Profiles of women role models
Somto Fab-UkozorTeam Lead of MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash)Orudii/ Nigeria
Sadequa Hassan SejutiManaging DirectorFSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
Funke OpekeChief Executive OfficerMain One Cable Company, Nigeria
Limor LahianiSenior Development Lead at MicrosoftNEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
Neelie KroesVice PresidentEuropean Commission
Maria Teresa CambaDirector for OperationsTelecentre.org Foundation Philippines
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
Iram BhattiCEO/ Founder LabMagicLabMagic, Pakistan
Claudia Gomez CostaPresidente“FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
Honorable Deborah Taylor TateSpecial Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection Initiative/Former FCC Commissioner/Co-Chair US Healthy Media Commission (with Geena Davis)USA
- Girls Can Code - Abigail Sinclair - Ultreya Logistics Inc, Jamaica
- ICT-Go-Girls! Rosa García, Presidenta Siemens España
- Girls Can Code - Angelica O'Donoghue - Antigua
- YLDP members participated in Girls in ICT Day organized by Cisco in Dubai office
- Anne Bouverot, GSMA, on Attracting Women to the Mobile Industry