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IN SUPPORT OF
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.
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.
TALKING TECH IN NUMBERS
Girls and women matched
Targeting 193 countries
Sharing experiences from across the world &
Showcasing a broad range of ICT jobs and career paths
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.
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.
Link is shared with participants for approval and social media handles are requested.
Video is promoted on social media.
METHODOLOGY AND TOOLS
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.
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,
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 email@example.com
List of countries without participants:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas (Commonwealth of the)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana (Republic of)
Cabo Verde (Republic of)
Central African Republic
Chad (Republic of)
Croatia (Republic of)
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)
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)
Suriname (Republic of)
Tanzania (United Republic of)
Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)
Tonga (Kingdom of)
Trinidad and Tobago
Yemen (Republic of)