Girls in Tech: Promoting Gender Balance in the IT Sector

To commemorate World Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day on April 24, Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer hosted more than 90 officials, students, activists, and IT professionals for presentations and a lively discussion at @america to improve collaborative efforts to get more girls and women interested in ICT.  Joining her were women leaders working in ICT, including government, startups, design, medicine, and computer science education.  Deputy Chief of Mission Bauer also noted the moral imperative to provide equal access to girls and women and encouraged the audience to use the collaborative power of these diverse actors to promote awareness and achieve concrete gender parity goals in the ICT sector.