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Inter-Generational Conversations


Girls and young women in technology interview women who are role models, leaders, or simply further on in their careers in the technology sector.


International Girls in ICT Day

📅  Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April.

🦾  Seeks to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs.

🎉  Organizations from all sectors are encouraged to undertake activities on and/or around the Day to support its objectives.

🌍  To date, hundreds of thousands of girls have been involved in activities in over 160 countries.


​Global Partnership

The EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age is a committed group of corporate leaders, governments, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions, NGOs and community groups around the world dedicated to promoting gender balance in the technology sector by championing equality of access, skills development and career opportunities for women and men alike.


Inspire girls/younger women with information about a range of ICT careers and encourage them to pursue ICT studies or careers.

Share good practices on how ICT is being used to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and other UN goals.

Raise the visibility of role model women in tech, share information about their career journeys and work.

Build connections between girls/young women and successful women in tech.

Collect advice from women in tech on how to successfully navigate a career.

Provide girls/young women with a leadership opportunity to present and promote an organization, initiative or an academic programme which they are affiliated with and to share their own journey in tech.





Published interviews

Girls and women matched

Targeting 193 countries

Sharing experiences from across the world & 

Showcasing a broad range of ICT jobs and career paths


01/ Introduction

ITU introduces interviewer and interviewee.

02/ First Meeting

Participants connect to introduce themselves, discuss and finalize interview questions, agree on the day and time of their interview.

03/ Set a Date

Participants inform ITU of date, time and timezone of their interview.

04/ Zoom Link

ITU provides a Zoom link for the agreed time slot.

05/ Interview

Participants use the Zoom link. The recording starts automatically. If preferred, a Talking Tech team member can join the Zoom meeting room off camera to assist.

06/ Editing

ITU edits the video and uploads it to a dedicated playlist on the EQUALS YouTube channel.

07/ Approval

Link is shared with participants for approval and social media handles are requested.

08/ Promotion

Video is promoted on social media.

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Matching Method

1. Young woman’s professional aspirations and areas of interest + Woman’s career

2. Young woman's academic interests + Woman's field of expertise

3. Related personal backgrounds

4. Geographic locations

5. shared language

Interview Methodology and Dynamics

1. Approximately 30 minutes in length.

2. Recorded, not live.

3. Can be conducted in English or any other language (with subtitles) — as long as all participants speak the same language.

4. The interviewer and interviewee can be located in different cities / countries.

5. Conversation: the woman also asks the girl / young woman-interviewer questions.

6. Interviews are recorded by the organizers or by the participants themselves.

Tools We Provide

1. A template with a brief PowerPoint containing the title of the series, participants' names, photos, roles, organizations that they represent.

2. A draft script that can be used by the interviewer. It includes introductory information about the series and the interview flow template.

3. Sample questions for the interviewer.

4. Interviews can be conducted using any platform that allows for video recording. We have had a positive experience with Zoom.

Promotion Strategy

1. Publication on the EQUALS YouTube channel.

2. Organizers promote recordings and messages from them using Twitter. Our hashtags are #EQUALSinTech and #GirlsinICT.

3. Participants are encouraged to promote interviews on their social media too!



Inspired and empowered by her experience as an interviewer for Talking Tech, a former participant has launched her very own podcast where she is interviewing people in the Space sector.

An interviewer has been hired by the company where her interviewee works.

A number of past Talking Tech participants were invited as speakers for a Girls in ICT webinar co-organized by ITU, UN Women and UNICEF.

For more information about Talking Tech,
please contact: 


New York Liaison Office

to the United Nations

The Talking Tech: Girls and Women in ICT series is grateful to the EQUALS partners and Members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation (IATT on STI) Gender and STI Working Group, who have suggested inspiring women in Tech/STI/STEAM from their own organizations and networks around the world to be interviewees.​

Call for participants 

We want to showcase the stories and experiences of women and girls in technology from all countries around the world, so if you are from one of the countries mentioned in the list below and you are interested in participating in our program, please contact us at 

List of countries without participants:

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas (Commonwealth of the)



Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Botswana (Republic of)

Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde (Republic of)

Central African Republic

Chad (Republic of)

Croatia (Republic of)

Czech Republic

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Djibouti (Republic of)

Dominica (Commonwealth of)

Equatorial Guinea (Republic of)


Eswatini (Kingdom of)

Fiji (Republic of)


Guinea (Republic of)

Guinea-Bissau (Republic of)


Honduras (Republic of)


Iraq (Republic of)


Lao People's Democratic Republic

Latvia (Republic of)

Lesotho (Kingdom of)

Libya (State of)

Maldives (Republic of)

Mali (Republic of)

Marshall Islands (Republic of the)

Mauritania (Islamic Republic of)

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Namibia (Republic of)

Nepal (Federal Democratic Republic of)

New Zealand

North Macedonia (Republic of)

Oman (Sultanate of)

Papua New Guinea

Samoa (Independent State of)

San Marino (Republic of)

Sao Tome and Principe (Democratic Republic of)

Seychelles (Republic of)

Slovenia (Republic of)

Solomon Islands

Suriname (Republic of)

Tanzania (United Republic of)


Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)


Tonga (Kingdom of)

Trinidad and Tobago



Yemen (Republic of)

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