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London's technology industry has highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in Europe

London's technology industry has highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in Europe | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
London’s technology sector has the highest proportion of women entrepreneurs in Europe, according to a global study of 50,000 start-ups.
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ITU's global campaign to encourage more girls + young women to take on ICT studies + careers http://girlsinict.org Join the conversation via #GirlsinICT
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Going Against the Flow: Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Going Against the Flow: Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 50,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe.
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Telecommunications Regulatory Authority confirmed UAE to host International Telecommunication Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority confirmed UAE to host International Telecommunication Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018 | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

TRA’s Director General, who is heading the UAE delegation at the ITU Council has announced that the UAE will be hosting the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference in 2018 in Dubai.

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DigiGirlz helps motivate future female tech leaders in Botswana

DigiGirlz helps motivate future female tech leaders in Botswana | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Over 100 high school students from Francistown have benefited from the DigiGirlz tech camp, an initiative by Microsoft and Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) aimed at inspiring more girls to pursue tech careers and break stereotypes.
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Expanding horizons, changing attitudes 

Expanding horizons, changing attitudes  | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The World YWCA, highly encouraged its member associations to participate in this year’s International Girls in ICT Day and 12 YWCAs from different regions successfully coordinated and developed innovative activities targeting young women and girls in 12 different countries
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Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Eight women formed Project Include, a nonprofit effort to collect and share data, hoping to diversify the rank-and-file in Silicon Valley’s tech companies.
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Phase 3 Telecom push for gender equality in ICT 

Phase 3 Telecom push for gender equality in ICT  | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Phase 3 Telecom has stressed the need to bridge existing gender gap in the information communication technology (ICT) sector so that women would play key roles in solving national problems.
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UN News - ‘Girls in ICT Day’ highlights need to promote technology careers for women

UN News - ‘Girls in ICT Day’ highlights need to promote technology careers for women | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
On Girls in ICT Day – marked annually on the fourth Thursday in April – the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is highlighting the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the world’s fastest growing sector.
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Girls in ICT Day: Shine The Light on Role Models Around The World

Girls in ICT Day: Shine The Light on Role Models Around The World | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

On Girls in ICT day, tag a girl or woman in tech with #ShineTheLight and let girls all over the world know they have allies.

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The positive gains of teaching girls to code in Afghanistan

The positive gains of teaching girls to code in Afghanistan | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Launching in April 2016, the Girls Can Code program is being implemented in two of the largest public girls schools in Kabul with 40 girl students.
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UNESCO Dakar commits to promoting young girls in the Mobile App Development Sector 

UNESCO Dakar commits to promoting young girls in the Mobile App Development Sector  | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Regional Office of UNESCO in Dakar, committed to strengthening the capacity of young girls in ICTs through its YouthMobile Initiative, has jointly organized training courses for young girls and women in E-commerce and the development of mobile applications throughout the month of April. The trainings will take place at UNESCO, with a celebration of International Girls in ICTs day on April 28th.
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Tanzania promises to support girls to become scientists

Tanzania promises to support girls to become scientists | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
THE government has vowed to continue encouraging school girls to pursue science subjects and eventually specialise in information and communication technology (ICT).
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It isn't all horror stories for women in tech

It isn't all horror stories for women in tech | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Two Facebook engineers started the site wogrammer to share positive stories of female engineers around the world.
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Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself

Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Instead of just supporting her husband’s career, Margaret Hamilton invented the modern concept of software.
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UNOSAT Encourages Girls to Consider Tech Career Choices 

UNOSAT Encourages Girls to Consider Tech Career Choices  | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, we still face numerous barriers when it comes time to choose a career path. One of them is linked to the high number of stereotypes based on gender.
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Phase3 Telecom Pushes for ICT Gender Equality

Phase3 Telecom Pushes for ICT Gender Equality | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Phase3 Telecom said it would continue to be associated with moves aimed at sustaining global awareness of the imperatives of early ICT education and consistent training of girls to advance technological innovation, eradicate poverty and boost the role of the female gender in global development efforts.
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IUT hosts meeting with CISCO representative within IUT Girls project

IUT hosts meeting with CISCO representative within IUT Girls project | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The meeting within the project IUT Girls, which is directed at attracting girls to information-communication technologies (ICT). Within the project, it is planned to hold meetings with the female professionals, who work in ICT sector, to motivate female students to study new technologies.

It is worth to mention that only 15% of IUT students are female and such projects are directed at increasing their share gradually.
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Hilarious new video series flawlessly mocks those who say 'girls can't code'

Hilarious new video series flawlessly mocks those who say 'girls can't code' | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
A new video series uses satire and deadpan humor to shed light on ridiculous stereotypes surrounding girls in tech.
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Azercell supports Azerbaijani DigiGirls

Azercell supports Azerbaijani DigiGirls | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Azerbaijani Women's ICT Club FEMMES DIGITALES celebrated traditional International Girls in ICT Day established by International Telecommunication Union.
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Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up?

Women in ICT – How do EU member states measure up? | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Women are underrepresented in the technology industry in Europe, constituting only 18% of the workforce.
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Meisjesdag en STEM-week

Meisjesdag en STEM-week | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Vandaag was International Girls in ICT Day, een dag waarop meisjes en jonge vrouwen wereldwijd aangemoedigd worden om een ICT-studierichting en/of carrière te overwegen. De Girls in ICT-portaalsite…
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Bahamas joins in global celebration of women in ICT careers

THIS Thursday, the Bahamas will join more than 150 countries around the world in encouraging young women to consider careers in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).
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CARICOM Secretariat partners with Guyana for Girls in ICT Day

CARICOM Secretariat partners with Guyana for Girls in ICT Day | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Among the activities that will be held are workshops on ICT related topics, Open/Career Day at various public and private sector locations, television and radio features on women and girls in ICTs, panel discussions and exhibitions.
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1,000 Girls undergo two-week ICT training

The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has begun a two-week training in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for 1,000 girls in 12 Districts of the Northern Region, as part of its “Girls in ICT Programme”.
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3 things young women need to know about STEM careers

3 things young women need to know about STEM careers | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
“Space isn’t that far away. A career in STEM isn’t that far away,” said Cathy Barclay, of NASA.
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NCC, MTN Partner eBusiness Life to Celebrate Girls In ICT Day

NCC, MTN Partner eBusiness Life to Celebrate Girls In ICT Day | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The celebration of the International Girls in ICT Day 2016 in Nigeria is gathering steam as key stakeholders in the industry have lined up to partner with eBusiness Life Communication Limited in its bid to create awareness among young girls on the need to embrace careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Nigerian Telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and dominant telecom operator, MTN has indicated their interest to be part of this year’s campaign.
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