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 and careers.

Get ready, the date!

Join us on April 27 to gain insights into climate change and how you can take immediate actions to make a difference. Learn from female leaders in the field how developing digital skills now can help protect our planet!

Why is this important?

The time to close the global gender gap has increased from 99.5 years to 135.6 years (WEF, 2022).

The demand for tech workers globally will rise by 55 percent by 2030 (McKinsey, 2019). 

Worldwide, 40 million to 160 million women may need to transition across occupations by 2030 as automation transforms work. (McKinsey, 2019).

Women lose jobs at 2X the rate of men, bringing the total number of women living in extreme poverty to 435 million (UN Women, 2020).

What we can do NOW

STEAM careers offer a great opportunity to address the gender disparity. But sometimes you need to see it to believe it! By hearing and seeing the possibilities that a career in tech can offer them, and what STEAM can create for humanity, girls and young women can be encouraged
to forge their own path in STEAM.

That’s where our Girls in ICT Day events come in, providing valuable information on career pathways, career attainment and advancement.

Women who are changing the game in climate change

Dr. Kate Brand

Operations Manager
Australian Space Weather Forecasting Centre

Dr. Pandora Hope

Principal Research Scientist
Bureau of Meteorology

Allison Wolff

Vibrant Planet

Brent Davies

VP Data Commons

Mary De Wysocki

Chief Sustainability Officer

Nicole Sturzenberger

Director of Fundraising
Work on Climate

Join the Learn-a-thon

For Instructors Only

Cisco Networking Academy is organizing a global Learn-A-thon for educators who teach our courses. Join this friendly competition and compete for Cisco Networking Academy 25th Anniversary Prizes.

If you are a student, ask your instructor of the Cisco Networking Academy how you can join. Earn digital badges and gain valuable skills that can lead to a job!

Don’t Wait. Build Your Skills Today.

Ready for free, online, self-paced exploratory courses that can put you on the path to a career in tech? Begin your journey with Cisco Networking Academy and take advantage of courses in networking, cybersecurity, programming, data science, and more.

View Past Women Rock-IT Events

Access our library of on-demand sessions from past events to learn and get inspired by female leaders making a difference across diverse industries.

Learn about the tech powering the future of this fast-growing sport and the exploding career opportunities from some incredible women.

A people hacker, social engineer and physical penetration tester who gets paid to break into buildings and test their security.

A CEO and co-founder of a space company connecting IoT across the world through a fleet of small, low-cost satellites.

An AgriTech business that uses algorithms, drones and satellite platforms to solve agricultural problems.