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

  • Nepal
    International Girls in ICT Day has been established by ITU to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
  • Dakar, Senegal
    Les objectifs spécifiques de la Journée Internationale des Jeunes Filles dans le secteur des TIC au Sénégal étaient :
  • Monrovia, Liberia
    The activities planned by ISOC-Liberia Chapter for the Girls in ICT Day  were part of a  two days events: On the first day we had '' Open day in companies"  We  engaged companies, particularly private and public Telecommunication, ICT companies and Digital Centers to hold a “work day for Girls”.  
  • Lusaka, Zambia
    Tech Needs Girls campaign and Girls in ICT Day 2013 Photocopy & Office Machines Ltd. has been an established company in Zambia since 1972 and since over a decade has championed hiring of girls from local villages providing them with the necessary training to become experts in handling and selling of ICT equipment and services (office equipment...
  • 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...
  • London, United Kingdom
     Women in Telecoms and Technology (WiTT) co-hosted an event at Campus London with Google’s women@campus and Hackney MP Meg Hillier. The evening brought together women of achievement in the technology sector with local female sixth formers from schools in Hackney. The main goal of the event was to help equip young women from Hackney with...
  • Muscat, Oman
    International Girls in ICT Day was celebrated in the Sultanate of Oman on 2nd of May 2012 during the Annual IT, Telecom and Technology Exhibition – Comex 2012 (30th  April-  4th May) in Muscat by the Ministry of Education of Oman.
  • 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...
  • Lagos, Nigeria
    25 April, 2013 The grand finale of this year’s International Girls in ICT Day Celebration with the theme: “Tech Needs Girls To Invent the Future” was held at the Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos – Nigeria. Activities for the day included a seminar, quiz competition among all the schools present and the induction of...
  • Malaysia
    The world celebrated the ITU’s ‘Girls in ICT Day’ on 26 April 2012. In Malaysia, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) held ITU’s ‘Girls in ICT Day’ programme under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union-Universiti Utara Malaysia...

Profiles of women role models

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shira Weinberg
    Program Manager
    Microsoft, Israel R&D center
  • Neelie Kroes
    Vice President
    European Commission
    Neelie Kroes, born on 19 July 1941 in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, is a Dutch politician and businessperson.
  • Catherine Mahugu
    Co Founder-SasaAfrica
    SasaAfrica
    Catherine Mahugu is a graduate from University of Nairobi with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She has been involved in various ICT for Development projects including Stanford University’s Nokia Africa Research Center Design Project building mobile applications targeting informal communities. Kate co-founded SasaAfrica, a...
  • 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...
  • Victoria Alonsoperez
    Co-founder
    IEETECH, Uruguay
    I am an Electronic, Telecommunications and Electrical Engineer from Uruguay. For my thesis, I designed and built the Attitude Determination System of the first Uruguayan Satellite. Throughout my life, my biggest passion has always been outer space. This passion began at the age of four, and since then, I have always tried to become involved in as...
  • Farhana Rahman
    CEO & Chairperson at Upload Yourself Systems Ltd
    Upload Yourself Systems Ltd
    I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed to create my own business. I completed a Masters in the Nutrition sector, and started to work in a research organization.
  • 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...
  • Limor Lahiani
    Senior Development Lead at Microsoft
    NEXT, Microsoft R&D Center, Israel

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