The International Day, "Girls in ICT" is an initiative, backed up by the Member States of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) , which aims to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT sector.
On 25 April 2013, Brussels hosted one of the "Girls in ICT" events, co-organised by the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ITU.
As part of the event , the European Parliament hosted a debate on Women in ICT, dealing with women in ICT careers and with skills development. Key parts of the discussion included: the stereotypical portrayal of girls and women in the media, industry's responsibility for driving the change in the ICT sector, digital skills, and the business case for getting more women to work in ICT.
Watch the debate via webstreaming.
An agenda and the report on Women in ICT hearing are published here.
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