Girls at 80 Cisco Offices Learn About Careers in Technology

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Forty teens from 4 schools attended the Girls in ICT Day event at Cisco headquarters in San Jose, California.

Cisco engineers Shira Krishnan, Rachana Agumamidi, Shraddha Chaplot, Sarina Surrette, and Rachel Kuttner tell 40 teenage girls how they decided to pursue technology careers during the Girls in ICT Day event in San Jose, California.

Cisco Lebanon staff hosted 16 high school juniors for their Girls in ICT event.

In Saudi Arabia, 36 students from secondary schools and universities learned about the opportunities the ICT sector holds.

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 11:00am

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By Jennifer Barr

April 25 was International Girls in ICT Day, a global event held on the fourth Thursday in April each year to help inspire girls to consider a future in technology. The number of girls and young women opting to study technology-related disciplines is on the decline in most countries worldwide.

In only its third year, Girls in ICT Day continues to gain global momentum. This year, events hosted by governments, private sector companies, and nonprofits took place in more than 100 countries. Continue reading >

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Read how the Cisco Networking Academy is helping young women in Saudi Arabia pursue careers in technology. 

Keywords: Education | Corporate Social Responsibility | Gender | ICT | Technology | careers in technology | csr | girls education | girls in ict day | women

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