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International Girls in ICT Day expands horizons for girls around the world

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year with the theme “Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes,” to encourage young women and girls to discover the exciting world of opportunities in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Changing perceptions and attitudes is an important part of achieving gender equality in technology. International Girls in ICT Day aims […]

Making waves as a Girl in ICT: Niamh Scanlon inspires girls to learn to code

On International Girls in ICT Day on April 27, thousands of girls around the world are celebrating the incredible power of technology to open doors of possibilities for young women and girls worldwide. One girl has made waves in the tech scene in her home country of Ireland, and those waves have swept across the world, leading […]

Girls in ICT: How Ericsson is inspiring girls to engage with a world of endless possibilities

I have spent most of my adult life advocating for women and girls to reach their full potential. This is now more important than ever as researchers at New York University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton University found that girls by the age of 6 become less likely than boys to associate brilliance with […]

Bridging the STEM and ICT gender gap in Tanzania

Tanzania is currently facing an undeniable challenge: there are few girls in the information and communication technology (ICT) field, and those who want to join the field often opt instead for roles that commonly have limited vacancies, like doctor’s positions. This leads to a scarcity of female role models who have thrived in STEM (Science, […]

5 tips for planning a Girls in ICT Day event

International Girls in ICT Day 2017 is just around the corner! Celebrated every year on the 4th Thursday of April, Girls in ICT Day is the international day to inspire girls around the world to discover opportunities in information and communication technologies (ICTs).  This year, Girls in ICT Day will be celebrated on 27 April! […]

Women in ICTs: Shaping the Future of Technology

My smart phone, computer, and broadband access are the most important tools I have.  I use them every day at work and in my personal life – to conduct business; make appointments; talk, text or video chat with a friend; get directions to a new restaurant; keep track of my steps; and myriad other things.  […]

ITU celebrates International Women’s Day

Women play a key role in reducing poverty and promoting social and economic development for themselves, their families and their countries. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can provide women and girls an education and job training, promote literacy, improve access to health care, and enable the exercise of legal rights and participation in government. In […]