Tag Archives: Women

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Why GEM-Tech? Putting Gender on the ICT Map

It is a fact that women have less access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), with 200 million fewer women online globally than men. It is also a fact that women are underrepresented in the ICT sector workforce, where they represent only 6% of the CEOs in the top 100 Technology companies. Almost 20 years ago, […]

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Girls Get Inspired on Girls in ICT Day

On April 15th, 2014 I had the great pleasure of taking part of Girls in ICT Day at ITU Headquarters in Geneva. Only in its 4th year as a UN recognized International Day, Girls in ICT Day has truly been a global success. With companies, governments and civil society all playing their role in promoting […]

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Empowering young women through Technology

Recently I had the pleasure to participate in a Google hangout to discuss how we can best empower young women through technology, a topic which is top of the ITU agenda and one to which I am personally very committed. Geena Davis, who relentlessly champions gender equality in the media and is also the ITU’s […]

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Are women the future of Tech?

There are too few women in the world of information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the numbers are going the wrong way.  Girls are not studying, interested in, and in many cases without access to, the core information, education, role models, or reasons why their involvement in ICTs is so important. That is why we […]

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