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International Girls In ICT Day

Empower the future tech-leaders this International Girls in ICT Day! Support them to pursue their dreams in the ever-growing world of technology.
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April 25
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It's time to celebrate and empower the future innovators in technology on International Girls In ICT Day on April 25! Established in 2010 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), this day is dedicated to inspire and motivate girls and young women around the world to consider a future career in the exciting world of tech. We came a long way since the first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, who laid the groundwork for the digital age back in the 19th century. Technology nowadays is fast-paced and ever-changing, and it is vital that we equip the next generation of tech-leaders with the confidence and skills they need to succeed. So let's don our virtual reality headset, recharge our high-tech gadgets, and dive into the world of coding and algorithms to celebrate this exhilarating day!

History of International Girls In ICT Day

International Girls In ICT Day Dates

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1822</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ada Lovelace - First Programmer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ada Lovelace conceptualizes the first algorithm intended for processing by a computer, effectively becoming the world's first programmer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1961</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Woman in Space</div><div class='timeline-text'>Soviet astronaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to fly to space, proving that women are capable of making significant contributions to ICT.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Email Invented by a Woman</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ray Tomlinson sends the first email; TCP/IP, the foundational protocol of the internet, was later co-invented by Radia Perlman.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Woman in Apple's Leadership</div><div class='timeline-text'>Joanna Hoffman joins Apple Computer, becoming its first woman of marketing and aiding in the launch of the seminal Macintosh.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Girls In ICT Day Initiated</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates the first International Girls in ICT Day, to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICTs.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Girls In ICT Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a tech-related workshop</h3><p class='facts-text'>One of the best ways to encourage girls in ICT is by organizing a tech-oriented workshop. This could be coding, robotics, or web development. Through these workshops, girls can gain hands-on experience and develop an interest in technology.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Promote role models in ICT</h3><p class='facts-text'>Introducing girls to successful women in tech can be incredibly inspiring. Share stories of accomplished women working in different areas of ICT, from programming to data analysis.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create a tech fair</h3><p class='facts-text'>Organize a tech fair where girls can display their tech projects and inventions. This gives them an opportunity to show off their skills and also learn from each other’s creations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Establish an ICT club</h3><p class='facts-text'>Start a club dedicated to ICT, where girls can learn and explore diverse areas of technology, from gaming to AI. This can help them to nurture their tech skills and passion.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Collaborate on tech projects</h3><p class='facts-text'>Encourage girls to collaborate on a tech project of their choice. Through collaboration, they learn teamwork, problem-solving and the power of combining skill sets and ideas.</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Girls In ICT Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotion of gender diversity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Girls in ICT Day promotes gender diversity in an industry often dominated by men. This not only advocates for equal opportunity, but it also fosters different perspectives and ideas which leads to better innovation within the tech field.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Inspires the next generation </h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By highlighting the accomplishments and potential in technology fields for young women and girls, this day serves as an inspiration for the next generation. The tech industry holds immense potential for a bright future and this day encourages girls to seize these opportunities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Practical hands-on experience</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Girls in ICT Day fosters hands-on involvement. By hosting tech workshops, fairs, and collaborative projects, participants acquire practical experience in various technological sectors. This can ignite a passion for technology and enhance their skills, setting them up for success in ICT fields.</p></div></div>

5 Shocking Facts for Girls in ICT Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Women make up only 17% of the tech workforce</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to PwC, only 17% of the tech workforce is female; Women are still underrepresented in tech, highlighting the need for initiatives like Girls in ICT Day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Girls' interest in ICT can wane quickly without support</h3><p class='facts-content'>Girls Who Code reports that the biggest drop-off in girls' interest in computer science occurs between ages 13 and 17, making it crucial to provide support and encouragement during these years.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>ICT jobs are among the highest paying job sectors</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology jobs are some of the highest paying, with a median wage of $88,240 in 2019 which is higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Gender equality in tech promotes economic growth</h3><p class='facts-content'>A study conducted by Accenture and Girls Who Code found that reaching gender parity in the tech workforce by 2025 could boost the global GDP by up to $570 billion.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Women represent just 7% of ICT Patent applications</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to a study by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), women only represented 7% of patent applications in the ICT field, further pointing to underrepresentation in tech innovation.</p></div></div>

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