Girls are where's IT's @ for global tech event

International Girls in ICT Day. Photo: ITU

The lack of women working in new technology must be reversed, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said Thursday at the start of a global event to change the status quo.

ITU's Girls In ICT Day event – now in its fifth year – aims to encourage more girls to consider a tech career, with more than 140 countries and more than 110,000 schoolgirls taking part.

The UN agency's Doreen Bogdan-Martin explained to Daniel Johnson why it's important to show girls that working in tech science can be exciting and can have a positive impact on people's lives.

Duration: 4'53"

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