Encourage girls in science to change "macho" tech culture

Girls in ICT Day. Photo: ITU/R. Farrell (file photo)

Exposing young girls to science and maths might help end the "macho" culture in the tech industry, according to a senior executive with one of the world's biggest computer companies.

Astrid Tuminez is a Regional Director for Microsoft in South-East Asia.

She believes it would be a shame if one half of humanity were excluded from a sector that overflows with opportunities and careers.

Ms Tuminez was in Bangkok for an annual gathering organized by the International Telecommunication Union, the UN agency that deals with issues related to information and communications technologies (ICT).

Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez began by asking Ms Tuminez about her participation in a panel on how ITCs can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Duration:  4'39"

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