When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of information and communications technology, or ICT, marked on Thursday.
Women are more reluctant to engage in the digital economy because of cultural and safety barriers, coupled with a lack of technical skills.
That’s according to Barbara Wanner, Vice President for information, communications and technology (ICT) at the United States Council for International Business.
She’s been attending the Internet Governance Forum in Mexico, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).