An event which is aimed at encouraging girls and young women to consider a future in the technology sector. Empowering girls and women around the world to drive global attention to the need for their full and equal access to ICT education.
The reason is that there are job opportunities in the ICT sector! The sector is marked by a pressing need for a wide range of ICT talents. This means that highly qualified women in technical fields have significant opportunities available to them. The ICT sector needs new talent! This is because not enough students are preparing themselves for studies in math, engineering, computing, and sciences. Compounding this problem, the number of female technical students is disproportionately low.
ICT companies are looking to attract and promote women because achieving greater workforce diversity is good for business. The lack of young women attracted to ICT studies is reflected in ICT companies and government agencies around the world. The ICT sector is currently male dominated, especially at senior levels. Where women are present, it is often in low-level, low-skilled jobs. Fortunately, many companies are looking to increase the numbers of women in the sector.
The event which held at the IBI training Center in Abuja, was a success with lots of exhibitions from various teams like WAAW foundation, and the creation of awareness on empowering and encouraging girls to consider studies and careers in ICT.