Category Gender

Women’s digital inclusion is key to sustainable economic growth

Last week, as thousands of young women participated in International Girls in ICT Day events around the globe, the ‘W20’ in Germany issued a declaration, entitled “Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20.” The declaration stated that “the G20’s goal of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in an interconnected world will not be […]

Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, a diverse group of men and women from around the globe […]

Why the world needs Africa’s women developers

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs.  As an African woman who studied and worked […]

‘The only woman in the electrical engineering department’ – one woman’s experience in tech

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs. Karina Ospina has worked at some of the […]

Forging my path as a woman in ICT: Three key lessons

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, ITU News is running a special series of blog posts on women in information and communication technologies (ICTs). All week, we’re featuring stories about women in tech and global programmes to accelerate the pace of progress for gender equality in ICTs. I was the first person in the meeting […]

Thought Leadership: Top 5 ways to get more women and girls into STEM

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, ITU spoke with five leading women in the science and tech industries to ask for their advice on how to get more women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies and careers. Here are some of their top tips: Start at a younger age “I […]

How one GEM-TECH Award winner is tackling the digital gender gap

According to new ITU data, the global digital gender gap has grown from 11% in 2013 to 12% in 2016, with more than 250 million fewer women online than men. The gap has increased in Africa, the Arab States and the Americas. This means that those women still not online are not able to properly benefit from the […]