Cisco Supports Girls in ICT Days Focused on the Potential of the Internet of Everything (IoE) to Create the Jobs of Tomorrow
Girls shown the potential of ICT qualifications to design, install and manage the networks that powers innovation
LONDON – March 26, 2014 – Cisco today announced that it will again host ‘Girls in ICT Days’ in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for girls aged 14-18, who will hear about the vital role that ICT plays in employability today and how the Internet of Everything is expected to create the jobs of tomorrow.
The Girls in ICT Day is an annual day of activities organized by the International Telecommunications Union aimed at improving the understanding of careers in ICT among girls. This year, Cisco will be hosting 2,500 girls at nearly 80 of their offices worldwide, and across 37 countries in EMEAR, giving them the opportunity to network with each other and other role models to inspire them to consider an IT career.
During their visit to Cisco, students will be able to experience and engage with Cisco technologies for themselves, including collaboration platforms such as Cisco TelePresence® and Cisco Jabber®. These platforms will enable interaction on the day and beyond with other girls participating across the globe and with leading women working within Cisco and its partners and customers.
At Cisco, we take our commitment to making ICT career opportunities open to all seriously. Cisco has been involved in Girls in ICT Day since it started four years ago. We understand the value of a diverse workforce and believe that many more girls would pursue careers in ICT if they were better informed about the many different types of jobs available within the sector. By 2020 there will be approximately 50 billion things connected to the Internet. At its essence, the Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, process, data and things…and is set to create an unprecedented level of disruption across industries, globally.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.
# # #
Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.
Press Contact: Industry Analyst Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
Alison Stokes Lisbet Sherlock Emily Hunt
+44 208 8240926 +44 20 8824 4003 +44 20 8824 4283