Today is the International Girls in ICT Day! 👧♀️👩💻 International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all International Telecommunications Union Member States, aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both young girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.
The day highlights the value of women in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), and seeks to attract more girls to the increasing career opportunities of this expanding field. Each year, girls and young women around the globe join together at hundreds of events to demonstrate their technology skills and to expand their knowledge in ICT. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year.
Since its inception in 2014, over 240,000 girls and young women have taken part in more than 7,200 celebrations of International Girls in ICT Day in 160 countries worldwide. The event is supported by governments, community organizations, schools and the business community, and is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the leading United Nations agency for information and communications technologies. #GirlsInICT #Science #ICT #GraceSchools #GS #GHS #GCS