International Girls in ICT Day 2015

Posted April 21, 2015 from Nigeria

International Girls in ICT Day aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year. This year, it will be celebrated on the 23rd of April 2015.

Below is the message I sent to InspireIT mentors and mentees which is to encourage young girls and women especially those interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

I am very pleased to connect with amazing people like you and I will like to use this opportunity to invite you to celebrate with me the INTERNATIONAL GIRLS IN ICT DAY which will be celebrated on the 23rd of April 2015 by sending in your questions and challenges so far on InspireIT and how we can all make it work better.

A free mentoring program for our young girls and women will boost so many young girls and women's confidence. One step to achieving your dream(s) is by being CONFIDENT!

Think of a way that you can change a young girl or woman's life especially those interested in either science, technology, engineering or mathematics but have no one to talk to.

I want to see a society where young girls and women can be proud of themselves not just because of their looks or class but because of what they have in their brain. It is challenging working in an environment where men are dominating but if you are good at what you do, most men will RESPECT you!

Be proud of who you are!

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  • Eliza Gilmore
    Apr 21, 2015
    Apr 21, 2015

    This is lovely, Adanna! Thank you for sharing with us here your communications about International Girls in ICT Day and for letting us know how to support! I would love to read about what others have to say on the topic, what their barriers and solutions are, and how we can better support women and girls in ICT. 

    I know you are well aware of our Path to Participation Initiative, too, and am hoping you'll feel inspired to share your voice with us there! It is an exciting time to be able to speak out about gender equality as it cuts across different topics and areas, ICT being one of them. Here is the link to the Call to Action page, where you can submit your story if you feel inspired -- we are excited to hear from you!

    Thanks, again, Adanna for sharing your voice with us here!



  • Adanna
    Apr 22, 2015
    Apr 22, 2015

    Thank you Eliza!. Yes, I am aware of Path to Participation Initiative.