Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações" – ANATEL and ITU Americas Regional Office
Brasilia, Brazil, 2016, April 29
This year the "Girls in ICT Day" was celebrated in 29 April at the "Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações" – ANATEL headquarters jointly with ITU Americas Regional Office in Brasilia.
The celebration was an excellent opportunity to encourage girls to choose a career in ICT.
About 60 girls between 16 and 18 years old from a public high school (Escola Julia Kubitschek) were encouraged by successful women of the ICT sector, from science, education, government, industry and civil society shared their knowledge and experience as well as their road to success.
They were encouraged to break down some of the stereotypes concerning girls and women working in traditionally male dominated ICT sector.