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

  • New Delhi, India
    "International “Girls in ICT Day,” is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year and this year it was successfully celebrated in New Delhi as “Girls in ICT Day 2013”, on the 7th may 2013. The event was jointly organized by ITU-APT Foundation of India and CMAI which was held at the backdrop of the CMAI 7th...
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    On Tuesday June 26, 2012, the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada funded an event hosted by the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Canada, and ARDHI University (ARU) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, called Planning for the Future of a City, Generation, and Workforce: An information and communication technologies seminar and workshop...
  • Grenada
    Grenada’s Initiative Women and Girls in ICT 2013 Activity Overview
  • Trinidad & Tobago
    Trinidad and Tobago hosts its inaugural Women and Girls in ICT Forum in celebration of Girls in ICT Day, 2013
  • Port-Vila, Vanuatu
    Over 1000 people attended the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Showcase held at the seafront, Port Vila on Friday, 18th May when Vanuatu celebrated for the first time World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD).
  • Zambia
  • 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...
  • Portugal
    GIRLS IN ICT DAY 2013 May 9th 2013 Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações (FPC)
  • Serrekunda, Gambia
  • Geneva, Switzerland

Profiles of women role models

  • Sara Adams
    Senior Software Engineer
    Google Germany
  • Suvi Lindén
    ITU´s Special Envoy to Broadband Commission for Digital Development
    The Broadband Commission, Finland
    Suvi Lindén was Finland’s Minister of Communications in 2007-2011. She was previously Minister of Culture, 1999-2002. Ms Lindén was a Member of Parliament 1995-2011 Ms Lindén has held positions of trust in a number of organisations. These include positions as Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for...
  • 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
    Tayana was born and raised in Haiti. Since High School she has shown leadership and active empathy in her community. As a member of M.E.J. (Youth Eucharistic Movement), she became involved in reforestation projects and adult women literacy activities in her school neighborhood and in other areas of the capital.
  • Supriya Bhargavan
    IT Architect
    IBM, Canada
    Summary biography:  Worked as a lecturer in Computer Science at the Evelyn Hone College before completing a Masters in Computer Science at the University of Natal. Since my Masters I have worked in various domains as a programmer, team lead and later as an architect designing custom software solutions. Prior to moving to Canada I worked in...
  • Shira Weinberg
    Program Manager
    Microsoft, Israel R&D center
  • 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...
  • Stanimira Koleva
    Managing Director, APJC Partner Business Group
    CISCO SYSTEMS (USA) PTE LTD, Singapore
    Stanimira Koleva is Managing Director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco Systems in the Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) region. Ms Koleva works closely with the Worldwide Partner Organization to lead the overall APJC strategy for the Channel and Partner Ecosystem.  She oversees transformational and ecosystem...
  • Anne Bouverot
    Director General
    GSMA, UK
    Anne Bouverot is Director General and Member of the Board of the GSMA.  Anne brings to the GSMA a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the highly dynamic mobile industry.  With a deep understanding of the opportunities and the challenges facing mobile operators today, she leads the GSMA in driving strategic...
  • Claudia Gomez Costa
    Presidente
    “FUNDACION APRENDIENDO BAJO LA CRUZ DEL SUR” - REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA
    Desarrollo y dirijo desde hace quince años programas que incluyen TIC en Educación, equipando con computadoras, conectando de manera sustentable a internet con banda ancha y favoreciendo y capacitando a los sectores más vulnerables, especialmente comunidades aisladas y de difícil acceso, pueblos originarios, mujeres...
  • Padmasree Warrior
    Senior Vice President-Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
    Cisco, Global
    As Chief Technology Officer, Padmasree Warrior helps define Cisco’s technological strategy and drives innovation across the company, working closely with the senior executive team and Board of Directors. As an evangelist for what’s possible, she pushes Cisco to stretch beyond its current capabilities, not just in technology, but also...

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