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Girls in ICT day 2015

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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 abo​ut 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: English | Français

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
Webcast Archived : here .
Remote participation : here.

Moderated by Ms Susan Schorr, Head of Special Initiatives Division, ITU BDT

Keynote Speakers:
  • Ms. Telle Whitney, CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute
  • Ms. Judith Owigar, Co-founder and Executive Director of AkiraChix​
  • Download here Ms. Judith Owigar's Presentation judith_owigar_girls_in_ict.pdf

Photos on Flickr

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