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Hosting a New Generation of Leaders at the FCC

July 18, 2012 - 01:42 PM by Mindel DeLaTorre, Chief, International Bureau
On July 12, 2012, the FCC hosted a program for TechGirls, a U.S. Department of State initiative sponsoring an international exchange program designed to empower young girls to pursue careers in the science and technology sectors. The FCC hosted an impressive group of 25 young women between
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Launch of the Redesigned WISENET

July 9, 2012 - 03:30 PM by Mindel De La Torre, Chief, International Bureau
WISENET began as an experimental community to give women working in the information and communication technology sector a way to learn, innovate, and engage their community and colleagues. It was a blog with posts that picked up a variety of themes such as a need for more female ICT
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Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day

May 8, 2012 - 04:45 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
On Thursday, April 26, I had the honor of speaking at the International Telecommunication Union's event marking Girls in ICT Day in New York. I joined successful, thoughtful and dynamic women to figure out how we can help get more girls and women into ICTs (information and communication
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Celebrating International Women's Day: Going Mobile and Connecting Women

March 8, 2012 - 12:52 PM by Mindel de la Torre
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, we at the Federal Communications Commission honor women who play an increasingly important role in the information and communication technologies (ICT) field. Last week, I attended a Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN)
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The Women’s Initiative: Going Mobile and Connecting Women

February 15, 2012 - 06:07 PM by Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner
I am proud to announce that the FCC's International Bureau has launched a new Women’s Initiative which will leverage the experience, resources, and connections of the international ICT community to improve the status of women, their communities, and their countries.During my trip to East
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Global Network of Women ICT Decision-Makers and Girls in ICT

November 8, 2010 - 01:15 PM by Jasna Matic
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)In Serbia, we spearheaded the initiative to create a “Global Network of Women ICT Decision-Makers” with a proposal for amending Resolution 70 at the recent ITU Plenipot in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The main idea behind the network is to promote careers
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Out of Sight, But All Around, Cyber Abounds

October 29, 2010 - 12:38 PM by Linda HallerSloan
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)So you're in another country, you stop for a cup of coffee at a café and plug in your laptop to an Internet connection. Or you're at the airport, and you get an email that says: "Free upgrade now." Or you're in a hotel room and securing your passport in the
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Desirability of Continuing the Internet Governance Forum

October 15, 2010 - 01:51 PM by Ana CristinaNeves
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)Ana Cristina Neves, from the Knowledge Society Agency, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal summarizes key points from her November 2009 presentation at the Internet Governance Forum.The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is
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How shopping can eliminate information asymmetries

October 13, 2010 - 02:58 PM by Irene Wu
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)The last time I shopped for a laptop, I conducted an extensive online search.  I read articles from computer shopping magazines.  I looked at user reviews.  Then, I started comparing prices online.  I visited the manufacturer’s
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ICT's better our lives

October 12, 2010 - 10:45 AM by Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief, Strategic Planning & Membership Dept., ITU
(Part of the ongoing WISENET Series)To bridge the digital divide, content and connectivity must go hand in hand.  We must ensure that the developing countries get the access, and applications they need to better their lives.  The access and applications must be affordable.  
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