Schoolgirls encouraged to consider ICT career – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

Schoolgirls encouraged to consider ICT career

Bermuda will join countries around the world at the end of this month to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day when young women will be encouraged to follow a career path in Information and Communications Technologies.

The day, April 28, will see three events, including two student competitions, all organised by the Department of E-Commerce.

Dr Marisa Stones, Director of the Department of E-Commerce, said: “The community is invited to participate in our efforts to encourage, foster, and mentor our young women to consider ICT as a career path, to grow in the ICT industry, and to eventually take on leadership positions.

“Let us celebrate the inspiring ICT women who are in our midst.”

The public can nominate any woman who stands out in the Island's ICT sector by e-mailing

(, the name of a nominee, including the name of her organisation/employer, and her contact details.

Also required is a brief paragraph, clarifying the contribution the nominee is making in the ICT world.

Meanwhile, the Department has provided all primary schools with posters depicting internationally-recognised pioneers in the ICT industry. The schools have been asked to encourage their students to colour the poster and return the finished product by Friday, April 22 at 3pm.

Students in the island's secondary schools are encouraged to produce a 30-second video clip in which they use ICT in “a creative and innovative way and which centres on girls and ICT in Bermuda.”

The winners of all three competitions will be announced on April 28 at the International Girls in ICT Day Celebration.

International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated globally on the fourth Thursday of April every year. The initiative is backed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published April 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm (Updated April 14, 2016 at 3:24 pm)

Schoolgirls encouraged to consider ICT career

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon