The FCC is hosting a Twitter chat in honor of International Girls in Information and Communication Technology Day.
The mission of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is to dramatically improve the representation and portrayals of female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under. The Symposium brings together over 300 leading entertainment and media CEOs, directors, writers, producers, corporations and organizations.
On International Women's Day IBM and VHTO organized a conference on girls, women and ICT. Marja van Bijsterveldt, Minister of Education, Culture and Science will be present.
Despite the obvious benefits, many girls never even consider a career in ICTs. There is a lack of awareness among students, teachers and parents on what a career in ICT could offer. Attitudes can change when girls are invited into companies and government agencies to meet ICT professionals and see what life is like on the job.
This year’s theme, ‘Women and Girls in ICT’, highlights the role technology can play in empowering women worldwide. As part of the event, ITU will present the annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to three eminent personalities who have contributed to leveraging the catalytic role of ICTs in creating far-reaching opportunities for women and girls, helping eliminate gender disparities and empowering them to reach their goals and aspirations.
Ask & Answer: The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. The "Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index" (WEAI) is the first measure to directly capture women's empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. The WEAI focuses on five areas: decisions over agricultural production, power over productive resources such as land and livestock, decisions over income, leadership in the community, and time use.
Highlights the continuing demand for skilled ICT users and professionals to drive a competitive and innovative Europe. This exciting campaign seeks to inform students, young professionals and SMEs about the range of opportunities that ICT-related jobs present.
Join us on Saturday April 21, 9am PST, 17hrs GMT and 18hrs CAT as we speak to the Director General of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) Mrs. Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda about the revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and its vast implications for the developing world.