Celebrating Girls in ICT Day: Unleash your inner Ada

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Celebrating Girls in ICT Day 2024, where we’re taking a page from the playbook of the origin...

Celebrating Girls in ICT Day 2024, where we’re taking a page from the playbook of the original tech trailblazer, our muse Ada Lovelace!

Lovelace once said “The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be” and that insatiable thirst for both knowledge and innovation is exactly what we’re celebrating today. Girls in ICT Day isn’t just about learning – it’s about unleashing your inner Ada, embracing curiosity, and daring to dream big in the world of technology.

Ada Meher – where we’re proud to stand on the shoulders of pioneers like Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer – we’re thrilled to honour her legacy by empowering the next generation of girls in technology.

Despite significant advancements in technology, the gender gap in ICT remains a pressing issue. 

Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM fields, and particularly in technical roles within the IT sector. Girls in ICT Day serves as a reminder of the need to address this imbalance and open doors to create more inclusive opportunities for females in tech. 

This year’s theme “Empowering Girls in IT" underscores the importance of providing girls with the necessary skills, support, and resources to thrive in the digital age. So instead of fixating on the why, let’s focus on the how…


Equipping them with knowledge in coding, cybersecurity, data analytics and other ICT-related fields, we can empower girls to become creators, innovators, and leaders in the tech industry.

Highlighting Role Models:

One of the most impactful ways to inspire girls to pursue careers in ICT is by showcasing the incredible achievements of women who have paved the way before them. From Lovelace the visionary mathematician often credited as the world’s first computer programmer, to modern-day trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Reshma Saujani, there is no shortage of inspirational role models for girls to look up to.

Empowering through Education:

Education plays a crucial role in empowering girls to pursue careers in ICT. By providing access to quality STEM education and mentorship opportunities, we can equip girls with the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the tech industry. Initiatives such as coding workshops and mentorship programmes can help bridge the gender gap in technology and cultivate the next generation of female tech leaders. 

Breaking Barriers and Challenging Stereotypes:

Despite significant progress in recent years, women continue to be underrepresented in the tech industry, facing barriers and stereotypes that can discourage them from pursuing careers in ICT. It’s essential to challenge these stereotypes and create inclusive environments where girls feel empowered to pursue their passions in tech, free from gender-based discrimination or bias!

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity and inclusion are not only essential but are drivers of innovation and success in the industry. By embracing diversity in all its forms and creating inclusive workplaces, we can unlock the full potential of our teams and drive positive change in the industry. Organisations must prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives, from recruitment and hiring practices to ongoing support and mentorship for women in tech. 

As we celebrate Girls in ICT Day, we’re reaffirming our commitment to empowering girls and women in technology. By providing opportunities for education, mentorship, and advancement, we can inspire the next generation of female tech leaders and create a more diverse, inclusive, and innovative tech industry for all.

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