Entries in technology (3)

Friday
May252012

g4g Receives UN Recognition for "Girls in ICT" Work

greenlight for girls EU Director travelled to Geneva last week to take part in a high-level panel on "Girls in ICT" and to recieve recognition for her and g4g's work to promote technology to girls, as part of a new global initiative by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union.

This year on 26 April, the United Nations launched its first-ever International "Girls in ICT" Day in which g4g actively took part with our "Greenlight@Odense Day 2012" in Denmark.  In honor of the day, Ms. Miller also wrote an Op/Ed column on "Why Europe Needs More Women Scientists", featured in the 26 April edition of the European Voice and syndicated here.  She also launched an online "hype-ning" to promote the NYC celebration of the day, which included a high-level panel with our very own VP of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, who retweeted this fabulous picture of Cheryl's "hype-ening"!

In her comments to the UN panel, Ms. Miller emphasized that "every day is 'Girls in ICT' Day for greenlight for girls," a connection she broadly promotes in her capacity as EU Director and Technology Chair for the global g4g foundation.  

"And not only does 'tech need girls,'" continued Ms. Miller, "but girls need tech too. They need the knowledge, access and tools that ICT provides, as it is with this knowledge that girls will save the world!"

The "Girls in ICT" showcase was part of the larger World Summit for the Information Society and World Telecom and Information Society Day events taking place in Geneva at the same time, where this year's theme for the latter was also "Women & Girls in ICT".  Ms. Miller also attended the WTISD laureates ceremony which honored the work of Ms. Geena Davis, Ms. Sun Yafang and HE Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina.

Wednesday
Feb222012

International Women's Day & "Get Online" Week 2012

As part of International Women’s Day 2012 on 8 March in Brussels, greenlight for girls will be showcasing the role of young women and digital literacy in building the workforce of the future at a launch event for Get Online Week 2012, with attendance by EU Commissioner and Vice President Neelie Kroes and other Brussels, Belgian and European dignitaries.

In collaboration with Telecentre Europe (organizers of GOW2012) and Interface3, greenlight for girls will be teaching teenage girls, in a fun and hands-on way, how to design and build their own online web-presence, in order to encourage their active participation in the digital economy of Europe.

greenlight for girls ASBL is a Brussels-based international foundation promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to girls of all ages and backgrounds, around the world.  Since 2010, g4g initiatives have reached hundreds girls in Belgium, the United States, Hungary, Holland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and India with the messages that "science is fun" and "girls are going to save the world"!  In 2012, g4g will be expanding its activities to England, France, Brazil, Denmark, Switzerland, Cameroon and elsewhere.  

The greenlight for girls foundation and its events are made possible by the generous support of private and public organizations around the world.  For more information about the foundation or its activities, please contact Ms. Cheryl D. Miller, Technology Chair and European Director of greenlight for girls.

  

Friday
Oct072011

Announcing Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011!

Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011, our second annual FREE event promoting science and technology in fun and exciting ways to girls, aged 11 to 15 from the Brussels area, is officially launched! Building on the terrific success of last year's event -- where 200 girls enjoyed a full day of inspiring speakers, hands-on workshops, and a Fun Lab showcasing the latest in high-tech gadgets and scientific innovations -- Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011 will be our biggest and best greenlight for girls event ever!

To find out more about the event, and to register starting on 21 October, please follow this link:  http://g4gbxl2011.eventbrite.com

In the meantime, have a first look at our posters for the event, and feel free to download copies of it yourself -- in English, Dutch and French -- to share around your school, office, civic centers, daycare, etc. 

Feel free to contact us if you/your organization would like to participate, collaborate or sponsor our event, and thanks for helping us get the word out!

Thank you to our Greenlight@Brussels Day 2011 sponsors: (A)WAY Magazine, Boston University Brussels, Cisco, International School of Brussels, and Microsoft!