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2017 Girls in ICT Day celebration at Taipei Tech

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2017 Girls in ICT Day celebration at Taipei Tech

International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014), aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year.​​​​​​

In response to this global initiative of encouraging more female to be interested in the field of ICT, Taipei Tech cooperated with the American Institute in Taiwan and other organizations to launch 2017 Girls in ICT Day celebration event hosted by the Gender Equality Committee of Executive Yuan on April 27 at i-Foundry of Taipei Tech.

The half-day event began with several opening remarks from Da-sheng Li, Dean of the Industry-Academia Cooperation Office at Taipei Tech. Many distinguished guests also showed up on this meaningful occasion such as Joseph Bookbinder, AIT’s Public Diplomacy Section Chief, Ting-I Chan, Commissioner at the National Communication Commission, and Xiu-Hui Chen, Member of the Gender Equality Committee just to name a few.

After brief yet profound addressing followed a talk between four female speakers, i.e. Taipei Tech’s associate professor/Dr. Xiao-Yue Cao, founder of the Yong-qing Zhang art studio Yong-qing Zhang, cloud architecture at Microsoft, Taiwan Ping-Yu Ke, and National Taiwan Science Center worker Shan-You Liu, who work in technology industry sharing their own experiences to young girls from educational institutes such as Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung and National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu.

Something that cannot to be left out is a guide tour at i-Foundry and a practical 3D print pen DIY session. Those two things are essential to this event for youngsters to learn better of what is like to work in ICT field. The showcases in both verbal and act level are expected to affectively attract more women to join the technology business.

 

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