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Girls in ICT Day 2015

​​​​​​​​International Girls in ICT Day @ITU

girls_in_ict_2015_banner International Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated a​nnually 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 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:


Video message from Ms Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College

Registration for the event: please access the link here.


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girlsThis Portal is designed to encourage girls and young women to take up careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.  Students and young professionals will find practical information on scholarship programs, internships and training opportunities, online networks, Girls in ICT Day activities and other resources in the ICT Studies and Careers section of the Portal.