International Girls in ICT Day

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2022 Date28 April 2022
2023 Date27 April 2023
International Girls in ICT Day

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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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  • According to unwomen.org, about 65% of the children around the world who are entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist.
  • According to isemag.com, women held about 25% of jobs in the US tech industry in 2018.
  • According to isemag.com, in the US about 52% of males majored in STEM courses in college compared to 30% of females.

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