25 April 2013: “Girls in ICT” Day, Brussels, Belgium
Celebrated on the 4th Thursday of every April, it is an initiative started by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the sector of technology.
The purpose of the day is to inspire action and identify workable solutions at the European and global level that would address the issue of the female leaking pipeline in ICT training and careers.
This year the European Commission, European Parliament and the International Telecommunication Union are joining forces to ensure the maximum visibility for advancing the cause of getting more women into technology, in particular ICT jobs.
The morning session of the event will take place in Tour & Taxis (Brussels) and the afternoon session in the European Parliament (Room 6Q2, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels).
The parliamentary hearing will focus on professional women in ICT careers and ICT skills for ICT jobs.
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner in charge of Digital Agenda, and the ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré will deliver statements on girls and women in ICT during the hearing.
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Find out more:
[ http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=1794 ]”Girls in ICT” Day Agenda