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This news feed curates media coverage on the topic of digital and tech skills, access and leadership for women and girls worldwide.   It is curated by EQUALS, a growing global network partnership of companies, UN agencies, organizations working to bridge the digital gender divide.  Join the conversation via #equalsintech  www.EQUALS.org
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#GirlsBehindTheGames aims to inspire diversity in the video game industry

#GirlsBehindTheGames aims to inspire diversity in the video game industry | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Did you know that 47% of gamers are women and yet women only make up 22% of the game industry workforce? Runaway wants to help improve those numbers by increasing awareness of women in the industry and highlighting the incredible work they do
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Paper looks at gender norms' role in disparities in majors

Paper looks at gender norms' role in disparities in majors | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The more that women perceived themselves as adhering to feminine norms, the more likely they were to avoid majors such as STEM or common pre-med majors.
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How I started at the grassroots to stem the  56% dropout rate of women in tech

How I started at the grassroots to stem the  56% dropout rate of women in tech | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Rupa Dachere describes how and why she founded the CodeChix group and DevPulseCon conference for women engineers and developers.
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MTN seeks greater opportunities for girls in ICT

MTN seeks greater opportunities for girls in ICT | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Mobile network operator, MTN has expressed support for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) global campaign to encourage more young women to consider careers in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.
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Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM

Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation
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Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech - BBC News

Meet the Guides encouraging girls into science and tech - BBC News | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Can girlguiding encourage more girls to take up science, technology, economics and maths?
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Girl Scouts Will Soon Earn Badges In Cybersecurity

Girl Scouts Will Soon Earn Badges In Cybersecurity | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Cookie sales may take a back seat to fighting identity theft and other computer crime now that Girl Scouts as young as 5 are to be offered the chance to earn their first-ever cyber security badges.
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ICT: Pushing girls into friendlier terrains

ICT: Pushing girls into friendlier terrains | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

"Over 200 girls from 15 schools in the FCT gathered at the IBI training centre to gain better understanding of the world of Information and Communication Technology."

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‘Dream Big’ aims to inspire young women to become engineers

‘Dream Big’ aims to inspire young women to become engineers | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
A film at the California Science Center hopes to attract young women to become engineers by featuring women professionals and their impressive engineering feats.
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Straight Up Films, Google and YouTube Partner on Film Initiative to Inspire Girls in Computer Sciences

Straight Up Films, Google and YouTube Partner on Film Initiative to Inspire Girls in Computer Sciences | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The short film series will raise awareness towards the need for gender equality in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
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Cisco Nigeria hosts #GirlsPowerTech Day in Support of International Girls in ICT Day

Cisco Nigeria hosts #GirlsPowerTech Day in Support of International Girls in ICT Day | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
As part of its Girls Power Tech Global Mentoring Initiative and celebrated in support of the annual United Nation’s International Girls in ICT day employees at Cisco offices worldwide spend the day with girls age 13 to 18, encouraging them to consider education and career paths in STEM
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Journée internationale des jeunes filles dans le secteur des TIC: envisagez une carrière dans un secteur en pleine expansion

Journée internationale des jeunes filles dans le secteur des TIC: envisagez une carrière dans un secteur en pleine expansion | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Initiative soutenue par tous les Etats membres de l’Union internationale des télécommunications (UIT), cette journée vise à créer un environnement international qui encourage les jeunes filles et les jeunes femmes à envisager une carrière dans le secteur des TIC
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How girls around the world celebrated Girls in ICT Day

How girls around the world celebrated Girls in ICT Day | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The day highlights the value of women in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), and seeks to encourage more girls to plan for a career in this expanding field.
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This Nonprofit Is Using Dance to Turn Teen Girls Into Coders

This Nonprofit Is Using Dance to Turn Teen Girls Into Coders | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
It's using Beyoncé music to help girls picture themselves as the next Steve Jobs.
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You can’t be what you can’t see: Girls Who Code launches 13-book series with Penguin.

You can’t be what you can’t see: Girls Who Code launches 13-book series with Penguin. | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to spark girls’ interest is to share stories of girls who look like them. We are all very familiar with the image of a male programmer in a hoodie. What we want to show are images of relatable girls, coding.
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Girls In Tech CEO, Adriana Gascoigne Battling For Equality In Tech For 10 Years

Girls In Tech CEO, Adriana Gascoigne Battling For Equality In Tech For 10 Years | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Frustrated with the lack of culture at tech companies and a desire to connect with other women in the industry, Gascoigne founded Girls in Tech, a non-profit that provides educational, professional and networking opportunities for girls and women around the world.
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#FoundersFriday with Suw Charman-Anderson - Founder of Ada Lovelace Day

#FoundersFriday with Suw Charman-Anderson - Founder of Ada Lovelace Day | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), held on the second Tuesday of October.
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Girl Scouts add new badges for science, tech, engineering and math

Girl Scouts add new badges for science, tech, engineering and math | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
The Girl Scouts added 23 new badges for science, tech, engineering, math and the outdoors.
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Afghan girls arrive in US for robot competition

Afghan girls arrive in US for robot competition | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan has arrived in the United States to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge
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This New YouTube Series Is All About Girls Inspiring Girls

The efforts you may have noticed in recent years to engage more young girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are super important for the next generation of career women.
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YouTube Red’s Latest Kids’ Series, 'Hyperlinked', Aims To Get Girls Into STEM

YouTube Red’s Latest Kids’ Series, 'Hyperlinked', Aims To Get Girls Into STEM | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Hyperlinked, which is about a group of five friends who come together to create their own website while dealing with typical teenage drama, aims to encourage coding among young girls — a message frequently touted by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.
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Ford Teams with Kode With Klossy to Expand STEAM Summer Camp Offerings

Ford Teams with Kode With Klossy to Expand STEAM Summer Camp Offerings | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Ford is extending its efforts to encourage young women and girls to investigate their opportunities in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) by linking up with Kode With Klossy to offer more of the organizations summer camps this year.
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Alfa Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day for Fifth Consecutive Year

Alfa Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day for Fifth Consecutive Year | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Alfa is seeking through this initiative to encourage girls who are about to start university to pursue studies in the ICT field by briefing them about the various employment opportunities available to them
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Girls ICT Empowerment is of Importance to Government in Ghana

Girls ICT Empowerment is of Importance to Government in Ghana | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it

The Ministry of Commuications, as part of the annual girls-in-ICT day celebration, has drawn up a comprehensive year-long programme to climax in the Brong- Ahafo Region in May.

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Women ICT officers doing better than male counterparts: Bhutan's Information minister

Women ICT officers doing better than male counterparts: Bhutan's Information minister | In the News: Women & Girls in ICT | Scoop.it
Lyonpo said that ICT is not an option but a compulsion. “Whether you are a doctor, an engineer, a business person or a farmer, a bit of ICT in your knowledge will enhance your skills and you will be able to do better.”
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