Today marks International Girls in ICT Day, a day devoted to empowering young women in the ever-expanding field of information and communication technologies. Events are taking place all across the world, from Trinidad and Tobago to Rwanda, to educate young women on the opportunities the ICT sector holds.
Here in the United States, the White House’s Equal Futures App Challenge to drive apps that educate, inspire and empower girls to become more civically engaged announced the winning app, Girl emPower, this week. The app features inspirational videos of women leaders discussing their career paths, a map of women members of Congress that includes their bios and recent tweets, and information on how government works.
Today reminds us of the need for a bright mobile future so that women and girls everywhere can benefit from the opportunities information and communication technologies provides.