May 01 2013

FCC Hosts #GirlsTechDay Twitter Chat

International Girls in ICT Day aims to close the gender gap in IT through global events.

The Federal Communications Commission hosted a Twitter chat on April 25 to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day. International Girls in ICT is a global initiative to encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

The #GirlsTechDay Twitter chat began with opening remarks by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

The panelists included representatives from the International Telecommunication Union, the U.S. DHHS Office on Women’s Health, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-14), who represents the heart of Silicon Valley in Congress, lent her support to #GirlsTechDay.

The conversation began with a discussion on inspiration and career paths in ITC.

Participants discussed programs implemented to improve the lives of women and girls.

Participants also discussed how technology has helped improve the careers of women and girls.

Participants provided tips for women and girls interested in pursuing ICT.

The conversation ended with a discussion on health-related technology and ways technology has been used in the health field.

For more resources to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in ICT visit