The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) now has a woman as Secretary General, for the first time in 157 years.
She is at the head of programs and initiatives that seek to promote economic prosperity through digital transformation, promote job creation, skills development, gender equality, and socioeconomic inclusion, and additionally build circular economies and reduce climate impact.
Mrs. Bogdan-Martin previously held the position of Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau in 2018 and her work on how she actively promoted the Partner2Connect initiative was especially highlighted, obtaining unprecedented funding commitments and support in favor of achieving greater Internet connectivity in developing countries.
At The Woman Post, we want to especially highlight the role of the current ITU secretary, who has a master’s degree in International Communications Policy from the American University of Washington D.C., a postgraduate degree in Leadership Strategies from the Institute for the Development of Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds a Diploma in Responsibility and Ethics from the United Nations Leaders Program. She is also a radio amateur.
She has been emphasizing her plans, especially towards gender equality and the incorporation of more women into the organization; In addition, she supports women to achieve their progress in the professional field and actively contributes to women’s networks that aspire to achieve gender parity, opening spaces in participation in conferences and policy formulation.
Undoubtedly, there are several special dates to celebrate the greater approach of girls towards STEAM careers (for its initials science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) which allows for closing the gender gap, achieving the much-needed transfer of knowledge, and providing young girls develop essential skills in today’s world, in topics such as programming, robotics, code, artificial intelligence, video games and other topics of great impact for socioeconomics, cultural development, climate change and opportunities for women around the globe.
UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The 8th United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly will take place from 8 to 10 February 2023 at Headquarters in New York. And at an international level, hundreds of events will take place, conferences that will feature experts, young people, and professionals whose dialogues and debates tend to make science, technology, and innovation the center of sustainable development programs in all countries and that rulers commit even more to this rate of development.
GIRS IN ICT
For its part, the ITU will celebrate its event GIRLS IN ICT – Digital Skills for Life- on April 27, 2023, an event that has been held since 2011, and thanks to which nearly 377,000 girls and young women have participated in 11,400 International Girls in ICT Day celebrations organized in 171 countries.
Have you thought that you too can participate and contribute to this purpose? You can be part of providing satisfaction, fulfilling the dreams of thousands of young women, opening job opportunities, and a better quality of life, as a speaker at a university or college, organizing a workshop with a robotics company or with a maker methodology, can merge your company with aspects of technology, and put together an innovative and different meeting that provides satisfaction and personal and professional growth. Get involved with one of these initiatives, and thus there will be more girls linked to science, STEAM, and information and communication technologies.
Further information: https://www.itu.int/women-and-girls/girls-in-ict/