Each year, more than 140 countries observe the fourth Thursday in April as International Girls in ICT Day through organising events that support the global initiative’s mission: To empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
On April 28, Cable Bahamas will partner with the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) and Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) for a second consecutive year to bring the celebration to girls and young women in New Providence.
Last year’s celebration featured a Girls in ICT forum and mini-career fair where successful women in the local ICT sector shared the significance and benefits of ICT jobs with female students from public and private schools across the island.
The partners intend to expand on the success of last year’s event with next month’s festivities.
International Girls in ICT Day was created in 2010 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is observed by all ITU member states. The objective is to make girls and young women aware of the abundance of career opportunities available in the ICT field and motivate them to pursue these possibilities.