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.

In order to further recognize this issue of too few women joining the ICT sector, the ITU has launched the Tech Needs Girls campaign. This is a broader ITU effort to spur all stakeholders including girls themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities brought by these technologies.

International Girls in ICT Day 2014

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.

Join us and organize a “Girls in ICT Day” event on or around 24 April 2014 and be a part of this initiative to empower young girls!

How to organize your event? Click here to learn more!

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¿Por qué un portal sobre niñas en las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación)?

¿Ha pensado alguna vez desarrollar una carrera en las TIC? ¿No sabe cómo empezar? Este portal proporciona información práctica sobre programas de becas, prácticas, oportunidades de formación, redes en línea, actividades del día de las niñas en las TIC y otros recursos. ¿Por qué buscar en el sector de las TIC? Una buena razón es la necesidad prevista de profesionales cualificados y el hecho de que muchas empresas y organizaciones están buscando activamente contratar a mujeres de alta cualificación técnica. Este portal está pensado para que se animen las niñas y mujeres jóvenes a prepararse para una carrera en las TIC, e informar a los padres, profesores y otros interesados acerca de la razón por la cual la preparación para una carrera en las TIC es bueno para ellas, bueno para las empresas y bueno para las sociedades.

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¿Qué es el Día de las niñas en las TIC?

A pesar de las evidentes ventajas, muchas niñas ni siquiera se llegan a plantear una carrera en las TIC. Hay una falta de información entre las estudiantes, profesores y padres de lo que una carrera en las TIC puede ofrecer. Las actitudes pueden cambiar cuando se invita a niñas a visitar empresas y agencias gubernamentales para conocer profesionales de las TIC y ver cómo es la vida en el trabajo. Por esta razón, los miembros de la UIT, en la Resolución 70 de su Conferencia de Plenipotenciarios (Guadalajara, 2010), acordaron establecer el Día de las niñas en las TIC el cuarto jueves de abril de cada año.

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Girls in ICT Day events

  • Bafia, Cameroun
      RESUME  DU RAPPORT RELATIF A LA CELEBRATION DE LA
  • Malta
    ICE Malta joins the rest of the world and celebrates Girls in ICT Day International Girls’ in ICT day is an initiative hosted locally by ICE Malta, with the support of the International Telecommunications Union as well as the European Parliament. The aim of the world event celebrated extensively all over Europe, is to empower and encourage...
  • Nigeria
    Girls in ICT Day in Nigeria - Career Fair in local schools Women in Techonology Nigeria (WITIN) Celeberated the Girls in ICT day by organizing ICT talks for girls in secondary schools and opening a National ICT e-Contest April 26th. WITIN is giving more attention to marginalized communities in 2011-2013, and thus visited some community schools in...
  • Saudi Arabia
    Cisco Focuses on Leadership and ICT Skills Training For Female Students in KSA Cisco Undertakes Dedicated CSR Programs to Support Kingdom’s Diversity Initiatives and Help to Boost Future Outlook for Talented Young Women throughout Saudi Arabia
  • Europe
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    In celebration of Girls in ICT Day and the theme of World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2012, “Women and Girls in ICT,” the Ministry of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education (MSTTE) in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago embarked on an outreach tour to secondary schools throughout the country to raise awareness...
  • Montevideo, Uruguay
    Día de las Niñas en las TIC Montevideo 2013
  • Nairobi, Kenya
    With girls from over 20 schools within Nairobi and its environs in attendance, it was clear, that aspiring and existing women in tech in Nairobi had eagerly awaited this day.
  • Bangalore, India
    The International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by the International Telecommunic-ations Union (ITU) and their member states to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers and actions in the growing feld of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in...
  • Montserrat
    The Youth Department coordinated the Girls in ICT Day tour to all of the island's primary schools. Director of Information & Communication Nerissa Golden, architect and graphics designer Linda Dias and Lana McDonald talked to kids about how they can use ICTs to help others and also to earn a living.  

Profiles of women role models

  • Sadequa Hassan Sejuti
    Managing Director
    FSB(Future Solution for Business) Ltd.
    I embarked on a journey in January 2009 to the remote village of Mithakhali with a single goal: to make a difference. My efforts to find common ground, bring people together and create awareness and interest in community development gave birth to a novel "people's center": The E-Center. Since then, I have tried to be the catalyst for...
  • Neelie Kroes
    Vice President
    European Commission
    Neelie Kroes, born on 19 July 1941 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, is a Dutch politician and businessperson.
  • Gloria Bonder
    Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Area of FLACSO Argentina (Latin American School of Social Sciences)
    FLACSO, Argentina
    Psychologist (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina), M.A. in Gender and Education (Department of Education, University of Cambridge, England). Director of the "Gender, Society and Policies Area” at the Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences (FLACSO Argentina). Within this Area she coordinates two Regional Programs:
  • Somto Fab-Ukozor
    Team Lead of MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash)
    Orudii/ Nigeria
    Somto has a degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. She is enthusiastic about using ICT as an innovative tool for youth development and empowerment. This led her to develop a project MS2C (Mobile Skills to Cash); a solution that uses mobile technology to connect young people to job...
  • Nirmita Narasimhan
    Programme Manager
    Centre for Internet and Society, India
    Nirmita Narasimhan is a Programme Manager with the Centre for Internet and Society and works on policy research and advocacy related to IP reform and technology access for persons with disabilities. She was awarded the National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by the President of India in recognition of her work in December 2010...
  • Iram Bhatti
    CEO/ Founder LabMagic
    LabMagic, Pakistan
    Ms. Iram Tariq Bhatti holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering, from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Pakistan. She has worked as a Lab Engineer in SMART Lab, NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Pakistan. She has carried out research in areas of embedded systems and virtual reality applications. She...
  • Carola Aliaga
    National Project Control and Governance Manager
    Ericsson, Tokyo, Japan
    In my years working on this sector I have encountered very few technical women, or women on management positions, most women work on support related roles (project administrators, finance support). Let me give you a brief summary of my experience.  When I started university my major was system's engineering, my...
  • Elinor Axelrod
    Program Manager at Microsoft
    NEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel
  • Mandlesilo (Mandla) Msimang
    Managing Director
    Pygma Consulting
    Mandla Msimang, has more than 12 years experience in ICT policy and regulation having worked in both ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) and its predecessor SATRA (South African Telecommunication Regulatory Authority) where she held increasingly senior roles from Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of SATRA to Senior Manager,...
  • Laina Raveendran Greene
    Founder and CEO
    GETIT, United States
    Laina Raveendran Greene is founder of GETIT Inc, an international business planning and strategic marketing consultancy based in Silicon Valley since 2000.  Laina’s work experience spans 25 years in the telecom industry with a focus on Green ICT and bridging the digital divide in developing countries.

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