The technology scene in Zambia is growing and becoming innovative, but at every exhibit/event/show males take the dominant positions while the – usually overqualified – women will be forced to take a back seat and do the dirty work while the men shine.
Not on my watch!
Tomorrow is Girls in ICT day, a day celebrated every 4th Thursday of April, and as Techtrends we will be sahring some of Zambia’s talented females in the ICT sector, whether still at school or working, and allowing them to share how we can get more and more girls interested in STEM subjects and ultimately be #GirlsInICT.
Why is this event important?
According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), ‘there is an estimated shortfall of over two million skilled ICT professionals worldwide. Despite the obvious benefits, many girls never even consider a career in ICTs. At the same time, many companies are looking to increase the number of women in the sector. The ICT sector is a growing sector for employment in both developed and developing countries. This means that highly qualified women in technical fields around the world have significant opportunities available to them.’
I beg you, share this with all the females working hard in technology and ICT-related fields and let’s celebrate at our small #GirlsInICT social media event tomorrow.
This is 2017, and the backseat belongs to no one…. 🙂