With the number of school girls opting to study technology-related disciplines on the decline in most countries worldwide, ITU is committed to championing the catalytic role a tech career can play in creating exciting, far-reaching opportunities for women and girls.
To help inspire girls to consider a future in technology, ITU established ‘Girls in ICT Day’ back in 2010 and supports the global organization of activities every year on the fourth Thursday in April. In only its third year, global momentum around Girls in ICT Day continues to grow with over 100 countries expected to hold events hosted by governments, private sector and NGOs in 2013.
Events in Brussels
- ITU has joined the European Commission and European Parliament who are hosting a full-day session in Brussels
including a Parliamentary Hearing to debate women in ICT careers and nourishing the pipeline. The European Parliament event can be followed live via webstreaming
The ITU Secretary-General will also be addressing the Women2020 panel session
on Women in STEM for Smart Growth. The Women2020 event can be followed live via webstreaming
Women2020 Breakfast: Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, ITU Secretary-General
Events at ITU Premises
Back at ITU Headquarters, in ICT Discovery museum, ITU and the Mission of the United States in Geneva have co-organized workshops
for local school girls on satellites, coding, mobile apps, + video, together with the chance to meet expert role models.
- Ambassador Betty E. King
- Mr Philippe Metzger, BDT Deputy Director
- The ITU Regional Offices of Cairo
are also hosting Girls in ICT Day activities. Girls in ICT Days around the world