In line with its commitment to empower Nigerians, Globacom has urged young females to take on careers in information communications technology (ICT) to bridge the gender disparity in the industry.
The network service provider gave the advice at the Girls in ICT Day 2023 sensitisation and mentorship workshop for girls and students from select schools across Lagos and Ogun states, organised by e-Business Life Communication Limited.
Head of HNIs, Enterprise Business Group at Globacom, Mrs Adeniji Adeboye, urged the girls to be focused on their education to make a huge impact in an industry that has seen less female representation.
She called on school girls not to be discouraged in the pursuit of their dreams as “persistence drives success” in human endeavours.
“Globacom will always encourage you all to embrace the various opportunities existing and those yet to be created in the ICT space and build fulfilling and rewarding careers,” she said.
Globacom sponsored the event to encourage female students to take up the challenge of acquiring the skills in ICT to contribute to economic growth.
The programme was held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, to mark the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Day for “Girls in ICT”.
a day set aside to sensitise girls to take up careers in the various fields of Information and Communication Technology. The theme of this year’s event is: “Digital Skills for Life”.
At least 16 schools were represented at the event, which also had participants engaging in Quiz competition, roundtable discussions, presentations, etc.