International Girls in ICT Day

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2021 Date22 April 2021
2022 Date28 April 2022
International Girls in ICT Day

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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International Girls in ICT Day Facts

  • About 65% of children entering primary school today will have jobs that do not yet exist.
  • According to isemag.com, women held about 25% of jobs in the tech industry in 2018.
  • According to isemag.com, at the college level about 52% of males take STEM related courses compared to 30% of females.

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