International Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day is a global movement encouraging girls and young women to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education, inspiring STEAM careers, including career pathways, career attainment and advancement and engaging the community and promoting collaboration through partnerships. This year’s theme is access and safety.

The World Economic Forum states that closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.  And a recent McKinsey study tells us that the demand for tech workers around the globe will rise 55 percent by 2030. With global figures showing a startling economic gender disparity with women losing jobs at almost twice the rate of men and leaving 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, STEAM careers offer a great opportunity to address this gender disparity.

Cisco is supporting this Girls in ICT Day with a special two-part live broadcast series on April 28 (Girls in ICT Day) and in June 1, 2022 to:

  • Expose girls and young women to the opportunities STEAM skills can bring to their future, including career pathways, career attainment and advancement.
  • Hear from inspiring female role models in a variety of IT-related roles through virtual broadcasts taking place around the world.
  • Demonstrate how passion and technology combined can help learners embark on a hybrid career through Cisco Networking Academy courses.

WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2021

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Join our Esports broadcast part-two

Esports is booming. It’s a $175B industry, with 2.9B gamers and 45% are women. Learn about this exciting industry and career opportunities in the fastest growing sport in the world. 

Join our broadcasts on May 31 and June 1.

Meet the women changing the game in eSports

Renee Gittens

General Manager,
Phoenix Labs

Nicole Pike

Global Sector Head of
Esports & Gaming, YouGov

Rebecca Dixon

CEO and Co-Founder,

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