Girls in ICT

April 27, 2023


Celebrated on the fourth Thursday of April every year, under the auspices of the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Girls in ICT Day highlights the need to promote technology career opportunities for girls and women in the ICT sector.

The Day serves to inspire both government and the private sector to find ways to equip girls and young women with the skills they need to become ICT professionals.

Under this year’s theme, Digital Skills for Life, the ITU, in consultation with youth stakeholders, has identified that for girls and young women to thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, they need to acquire skills to become both ICT users and creators in the digital world.

This year, the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) with the support of Restore A Sense of I Can, will host the CTU Girls in ICT Day 2023.

The Day will feature presentations on educating the 4th industrial revolution generation, income generating opportunities online, staying safe online, and an interactive Q&A session conducted by a celebrity influencer. There are prizes to be won.

Venue and Date

  • Thursday 27th April, 2023 – 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. AST
  • Virtual Meeting Platform

Target Audience

  • Youth
  • Secondary and tertiary school students
  • Girls and the boys who support them
  • Teachers and administrators
  • Education stakeholder

Provisional Agenda

Time Item Presenter
11:00 Opening Remarks Ms. Michelle Garcia

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU)

11:05 Remarks on CTU’s participation to the ITU’s Network of Women Ms. Francola John

CTU Focal Point for ITU’s Network of Women (NoW)




Educating the 4th Industrial Revolution Generation:

·       Developing skills

·       Platforms to acquire skills at no cost

Ms. Shanea Lewis

Policy Analyst


11:25 Careers and opportunities in AI


Renee Baltimore

Software Engineer

Customs and Excise, Antigua and Barbuda

11:40 Staying Safe Online Kerry Ann Barrett

Cybersecurity Programme Manager

Organisation of American States (OAS)

11:55 Interactive Session with DJ Ana and Kristerbella Sookdeo DJ Ana and Kristerbella Sookdeo
12:25 Wrap Up DJ Ana