International Girls in ICT Day

Digital Technology

International Girls in ICT Day is an annual event held in April, and this year’s theme was Digital Skills for Life. The day is dedicated to encouraging and empowering young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It was originally established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2011 and has grown to become a global movement that seeks to bridge the digital gender gap. The ITU and its partners are committed to promoting gender equality in the ICT sector by ensuring young women have the necessary skills, confidence, and support to achieve their goals. 

International Girls in ICT Day provides an opportunity for females to engage with the ICT sector, learn about the latest technologies, and interact with industry leaders and experts. It also provides a platform for them to showcase their skills and talents in the ICT field and to network with like-minded individuals. Many schools and organisations around the world participate in this day by organising workshops, presentations and other events. This year, King's celebrated by organising a day for our girls in Years 6 and 8 that was filled with workshops and presentations from industry experts such as Michael Cowling from CQuni, Linda Pitt from Apple, and Sharon Hunneybell  from Gold Coast Innovation Hub. This initiative was a great success as King's continues to inspire our future leaders and innovators.