International Girls in ICT Day @ITU
International Girls in ICT Day
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated annually around the world on the fourth Thursday in April.
It gives girls and young women the opportunity to engage with information and communication technologies (ICTs) in a range of exciting ways, encouraging them to consider a future in the technology sector. To date, over 111,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 3,500 events held in 140 countries around the world.
Special Event at ITU, 23 April 2015
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.
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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 :
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 AkiraChix