Cisco Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day

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Cisco Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day

by Alexis Raymond
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At Cisco offices in Berlin, 34 girls from 8 different schools learned about career opportunities in the ICT field from Cisco employees and partners as part of International Girls in ICT Day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 11:55am

Women earn 57% of all U.S. undergraduate degrees but only 18% of undergraduate computer and information sciences degrees, according to the National Center for Women in Technology. Yet according to U.S. Department of Labor estimates, more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings will exist by 2020, with only enough computer degree graduates to fill 30% of them.

And globally, women comprise less than a third of workers in the computer science, engineering, and physics fields in some of the world’s key emerging economies, according to a report by Women in Global Science & Technology.

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Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Cisco | Diversity & Inclusion | Education | Gender | ICT | IT | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | csr | girls