ICT inspiration video for girls 12-14 y.o.
Video Message to organisers of local and national Events, by Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General,
International Telecommunication Union
International Girls in ICT Day – 2012 Video Message to organizers of local and national Events, Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
Ireland's Joanne O'Riordan, one of only seven people in the world with Total Amelia, shares her experiences with Paul Conneally, Head, Communications and Partnership Promotion, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in fornt of a a 200+ audience of gender, education and tech experts at ITU's Girls in ICT Day event in New York, 26 April 2012.
Girls from Philippine wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. share what made them decide to have a career in telco and why smart girls rock the ICT world.
Interview with Ms Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at the World Summit for the Information Society Forum 2012, Geneva, Switzerland.
A video promoting Girls in ICT Day 2013, featuring video contributions from this year's Girls in ICT Day events around the globe.
Women in senior positions across industries currently stands at around 20%. In the ICT sector the figure is between 3 and 5% and the numbers of women studying ICT related subjects, which has historically been relatively low, continues to diminish.
Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, met with Leading ICT journalist, Jennifer Baker, to talk about attracting more female talent into the mobile and ICT industries at the Connected Women event in Brussels.
“Already today, ICT companies all over the world are trying to hire young graduates and attract people, and they cannot fill all of their positions.”
Video realizado con motivo del Día de las niñas en las TIC 2013
ITU celebrates global 'Girls in ICT Day' Annual day celebrates women's achievements in the field of technology, promotes tech opportunities to young girls worldwide
Every year on the fourth Thursday in April, ITU and the global technology community celebrate 'Girls in ICT Day', an awareness-raising initiative designed to pay tribute to women's contribution to the technology industry and promote tech careers to a new generation of girls with an interest in science and maths.
Since its inception in 2010, the day has been gaining huge momentum around the world, with over 1,300 events organized in 90 countries in 2012, and even more activities set to take place in 100+ countries spanning 21 time zones during the course of the day today.
This year, ITU is celebrated the event both at home and abroad, with events organized at its Geneva headquarters as well as in Brussels, in partnership with the European Commission's DG Connect, and with the personal support of EC Vice-President Neelie Kroes.
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Created by Molly C, 2012 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing National Award Runner-Up. Molly submitted this video as part of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Video Challenge.
The U.S. Mission collaborated with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on a program to celebrate Girls in ICT Day, which included a series of technical workshops designed to give girls hands-on experience in programming computers, making films, designing mobile phone applications, and managing satellites. ITU launched Girls in ICT Day in 2010 to inspire girls to consider a career in technology as while women are half the world's population and half the world's talent, there's a persistent gender gap in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. Ambassador Betty E. King spoke to the group of 70 students and impressed upon them of the importance of ICT and the opportunities it presents; it "has become increasingly the means with which people learn, become informed about the world around them, connect with friends and opportunities, and give themselves a voice." One of the Mission's first-tour Economic Officers, who earned a PhD in Computer Science, taught a workshop on programming and writing code. Her goal was to introduce the girls to the world of programming, demystify code, and open their eyes to the possibilities offered by a career in ICT.
To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day, Little Miss Geek hosted a Wearable Tech event supported by Microsoft and Dell. The vision of the day was to demonstrate how creative technology can be and inspire girls to consider a career in technology.
Welcome Message from Geena Davis
A video promoting Girls in ICT Day 2014, featuring video contributions from past Girls in ICT Day events around the world.
International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) 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).
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year.
International Girls in ICT day will be on 24 April 2014.
Please contact ITU at email@example.com for further information and coordination if you're planning to celebrate Girls in ICT Day in 2014.