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‘Girls in ICT Day’ High-Level Panel Debate: Closing the tech gender gap

by david.nunes

26 April, NYC – ‘Girls in ICT Day’ High-Level Panel Debate: Closing the tech gender gap

Opportunities abound, demand is strong, salaries are high – so what’s holding young women back from studying technology?

When:  09:30am – 12:30pm, 26 April, 2012

Where:  Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Facility, Institute of International Education, New York City

Who: In order of speaking: Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women; Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner; Neelie Kroes, VP European Commission/Commissioner, Digital Agenda; Jasna Matić, State Secretary for Digital Agenda, Serbia; Emiko Iwasaki, manga creator and WIPO prize winner 2010; Nidhi Tandon, gender report author; Alethea Lodge-Clarke, Programme Manager, Public Private Partnerships, Microsoft; Monique Morrow, CTO Asia Pacific & Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems; Juliana Rotich, Executive Director, Ushahidi; Sarah Wynn-Williams, Manager, Global Public Policy, Facebook;and special guest Joanne O’Riordan, who will speak on how she uses technology to overcome the limitations of Total Amelia Syndrome. Joanne’s most recent television appearance can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=URjmf1z0Om4

Full event details and programme can be found here.

Registration to attend this event is essential. Journalists are request to confirm their attendance to pressreg@itu.int by close of business Tuesday 24 April.


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