International Girls in ICT Day is a yearly celebration that takes place on the fourth Thursday in April with the goal of inspiring and empowering young women to choose jobs in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. The topic for this year's celebration is “Digital Skills for Life” and it will take place on April 27. ICT plays a crucial part in our lives, yet the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) reports that only a tiny proportion of women worldwide choose to pursue further education in ICT-related professions.
History of International Girls in ICT Day 2023
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established International Girls in ICT Day on April 8, 2011, to promote women's professions in information and communication technology. Since its establishment, the Day has been observed all over the world, with more than 11,400 events hosted in 171 nations and more than 3,77,000 girls and young women taking part.
The event, which offers opportunity for females to learn about ICT, meet role models and mentors, and explore different career options in the sector, is supported by governments, ICT regulatory organizations, corporations, academic institutions, UN agencies, and NGOs.
2023's International Girls in ICT Day: Importance
This day supports diversity and gender equality in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. It brings attention to the gender gap in technology and encourages women to think about jobs in ICT.
We can address the underrepresentation of women in the field and guarantee that innovation and advancement are inclusive and reflective of all perspectives by encouraging girls to pursue technology-related education and jobs. This is particularly crucial in light of the growing influence of technology in our lives and the need for a variety of viewpoints in order to foster innovation and address global concerns.
International Girls in ICT Day 2023: Quotes
“Technology is best when it brings people together”- Matt Mullenweg
“We need to be serious about supporting and nurturing our girls if we are serious about building a better, stronger, and fairer future”- Hillary Clinton
“I think it’s very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: Computing is too important to be left to men.” – Karen Spärck Jones
“Women shouldn’t be afraid to put themselves forward.” – Sarah Wood