Private and public colombian institutions and volunteer digital groups as #geekgirls and #brigadadigital will gather this April 28th, 2011 through an online transmission to celebrate the first annual International Girls in ICT Day. This Day has been established by the Global Network of women ICT WITNET – ITU Resolution 70, with the aim to foster an inclusive environmentfor theICT empowermentof girlsand womenthroughpersonal,academicandprofessional development in careersrelatedto Information and Communication Technologies
ICT is the fastest growing industry today and more jobs are created in this industry than any other. The same prospects are for the future. ICT has been identified as the industry that will lead forward world economies, improve lives of families across the globe and make the planet a smaller, more accessible place. Women should take a more prominent role in this process.
This celebration is one of more than 200 taking place around the world. Schools, Univerisities, Government institutions and private companies – all will be joining in the celebrations, with the aim of exchanging ideas and experiences and trying to find ways to educate girls and young women that these new technologies are tools of empowerment and that a career in ICT offers new and exciting challenges and is very rewarding.
The event, led by the volunteer group created from social networks #GeekGirls, will be anopportunityto reflectonthe impact of ICTongenderand the challengesto harnessandenhancethe opportunities and advantagesthatthesetechnologies offerto improve thequalityof life, educational process,economicandsocialdevelopment of all women and their family contexts.
The seminar will be from 8am to 5pm local time. You are all invited to join this day and contribute to women digital inclusion in our country. Please follow tweets from hashtag #Geekgirls or twitter account@geekgirls_co.
Ayudo a personas y organizaciones a entender el mundo de hoy, a empoderarse y emprender desde el propósito de cada ser y conectarse con la Economía Digital. Les enseño a construir una #MarcaPersonal con propósito y gestionar estratégicamente la Transformación Digital a partir de las habilidades blandas (talento humano y cultura).