This year, Girls in ICT Day was celebrated on 23 April, 2015. ITU hosted a
special event in ICT Discovery, our museum dedicated to the history of
telecommunications at ITU Headquarters in Geneva. Participants were invited
to attend workshops on satellites, creative coding, mobile apps and
robotics. This was followed by a Career Fair, where attendees had a chance
to meet female ICT professionals and learned about relevant study
programmes and job opportunities in the sector.
Inspirational talks were given by role models from, including CERN,
Internet Society, Cisco, Google, Graduate Institute, Rails Girls
Leman/Colazione da Tiffany, and ITU Telecom World Young Innovators
Competition. In addition, EPFL, HEIG-VD and University of Geneva were
present to share information about their relevant study programmes.
Download the full event programme:
Panel Discussion: Practical solutions to address the pipeline of girls
and women in ICT
Open to ITU Member States & Sector Members, UN agencies, Diplomatic
Missions, universities, local teachers and academic advisors.
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Geneva, ITU Tower, Level -2, Popov Room 2
Moderated by Ms Susan Schorr, Head of Special Initiatives Division, ITU BDT
Ms. Telle Whitney, CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute
Ms. Judith Owigar, Co-founder and Executive Director of
Photos on Flickr
Archive Event Page