So, what is International Girls in ICT day, you ask? Every fourth Thursday in April, International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communications technologies (ICTs). All around the world, girls with growing interests in TV, radio, computer software systems—the list goes on!—are encouraged to keep at it! These fields are rapidly growing, and fostering girls’ interest is key to closing the gender gap in all tech-related fields—and to ensuring that ICT companies have a secure pipeline of the talent they will need to thrive in the future.
Since the beginning, Girl Scouts has introduced girls to information and communications technology fields with a wide range of badges and activities. Today, we’re proud to join Google in Made with Code, an initiative designed to inspire millions of girls to experience the power of coding. Through this exciting new partnership, Google, Girl Scouts, and a host of nonprofits are joining forces to demonstrate how coding can help girls pursue and reach their dreams. Today, on International Girls in ICT Day, encourage girls to write their own future and show them that coding can take them anywhere!
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