International Girls in ICT Day History
International Girls in ICT Day seeks to inspire young girls to study and pursue technology. This day highlights female role models in technology as a way to encourage girls to take up careers in the technology sector. It hopes to increase interest in information and communication technology among young girls to help balance the gender gap within the workforce. According to weforum.org, 65% of children currently entering primary school will have jobs in the future that do not yet exist.
International Girls in ICT Day was established in 2014 by International Telecommunication Union. It is observed annually on the fourth Thursday of April.
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