At the 12th annual Girls in ICT event organized by eBusiness Life Communications, a strong message emerged: girls are needed in the future of technology.

Representatives from corporate sponsors and government agencies addressed the gender gap in STEM fields, urging young girls to embrace careers in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

A keynote address highlighted a critical statistic: women only make up 29% of the global STEM workforce. Speakers stressed the need to bridge this gap by encouraging girls to pursue STEM education and challenging stereotypes.

The event’s theme, “Leadership,” focused on empowering girls to become future tech leaders. Industry leaders emphasized that women are often underrepresented in leadership roles within ICT.

A virtual message from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) echoed this sentiment. The ITU Secretary-General stated that the tech sector needs girls’ ideas and creativity to achieve true gender equality.

Representatives from various corporations like Globacom and VDT Communications offered practical advice to the girls. They encouraged them to excel in STEM subjects, develop critical thinking skills, and focus on their goals.

Award presentations recognized individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting girls in ICT. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and tech blogger Miss Techy were among the awardees.

The event also featured interactive activities like a STEM quiz and vlogging competition. These competitions provided a platform for girls to showcase their talents and interest in technology.

The annual Girls in ICT event serves as a crucial reminder of the importance of encouraging girls to pursue careers in technology. By providing education, mentorship, and role models, the industry can work towards a future with a more balanced and innovative tech workforce.



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