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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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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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Adolescente de 15 años logra récord histórico en la UNI

Adolescente de 15 años logra récord histórico en la UNI | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Franccesca Rojas Salcedo es la primera mujer en obtener la más alta nota (18.304) en la historia de los exámenes de ingreso a la referida universidad.
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UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be ‘geeks’

UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be ‘geeks’ | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Atefah “Atti” Riazi, the Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, carries the following items in her handbag at all times – a screwdriver set, a Swiss Army knife and an iPhone.
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Anusha announces special IT labs for Girls to provide technology training

Anusha announces special IT labs for Girls to provide technology training | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

USF has recently signed an agreement to provide 50 ICT labs for girls all over the country in the Women Empowerment Centers run by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal.

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Digital inclusion for women: First Lady urges girls to be bold

Digital inclusion for women: First Lady urges girls to be bold | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
First Lady Jeannette Kagame has called on girls in Africa continent to be bold enough and take on studies and careers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the gender digital divide.
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TRA awards UAE Higher Colleges of Technology students participating in the ‘International Girls in ICT Day’ competition

TRA awards UAE Higher Colleges of Technology students participating in the ‘International Girls in ICT Day’ competition | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

The award ceremony was aimed at empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider careers in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that is rapidly growing throughout the UAE.

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A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace

A Manifesto for Women as Agents of Peace | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, beliefs and cultural/religion roots, cannot change them. Women who are not aware of their rights cannot claim them.
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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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Women Inclusion in S.T.E.M: Message to Parents

Women Inclusion in S.T.E.M: Message to Parents | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

Women inclusion in STEM is very important as we have a longer attention span. Did I say that? Yes, I did! Most parents want their children to be Medical Doctors, (some results into forcing and bullying.) how then do we get young girls to study STEM subjects.

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5 Bold Steps Facebook Is Taking to Become More Diverse

5 Bold Steps Facebook Is Taking to Become More Diverse | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

Facebook's Maxine Williams believes that the most sustainable way for Facebook to increase their diversity long-term is to increase the amount of minorities and women who go into tech.

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Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game

Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

A major factor that deters girls from pursuing computer science is the perception that coders are mostly white and male, that’s why non-profit organization Girls Who Code has partnered with mobile game-maker Pixelberry Studios to tell the story of a young girl coder in its flagship game, “High School Story.”

 
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Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science

Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Girls are less likely to consider a career portrayed as the haven for geeky boys.
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New UNESCO YouthMobile “Searching for Martha” Project launched in Kigali to empower young, African, women mobile apps entrepreneurs

New UNESCO YouthMobile “Searching for Martha” Project launched in Kigali to empower young, African, women mobile apps entrepreneurs | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The “Searching for Martha” Project aims to empower young African women entrepreneurs to successfully offer high-quality training to young African girl to confidently develop, sell and widely promote mobile apps especially targeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and to create employment opportunities.
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Ericsson launches mentorship initiative to support girls in celebration of International Girls’ in ICT Day

Ericsson launches mentorship initiative to support girls in celebration of International Girls’ in ICT Day | Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

In an effort to support young girls to make right career choices, Ericsson Kenya has engaged in a 3-year partnership with 5 high schools in Nairobi on an initiative aimed at supporting, promoting and mentoring young women who are in their 3rd + 4th year of Secondary school to undertake studies in ICT.

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