Girls in IT Day

International Girls in IT Day

Empowering Women in the Tech Industry

Every year on the fourth Thursday of April, we celebrate International Girls in IT Day. This day is all about encouraging young women to pursue careers in the tech industry, which has traditionally been male-dominated. The purpose of this day is to show girls that they can excel in this field and to provide them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. 

The tech industry is constantly evolving, and there are many sought-after skills that can help girls break into this exciting and dynamic field. Here are five of the most important skills that girls can develop to excel in the tech industry: 


In today’s digital world, coding skills are essential for anyone looking to make a career in tech. Learning to code can help girls become proficient in programming languages such as Java and Python, and become familiar with web development tools such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Girls with coding skills can design, develop, and test software applications, websites, and mobile apps. Learning can start as early as school education the help of coding clubs, or if you’re thinking about learning coding later on in your career there are a wealth of online courses or higher education courses if you want to dive deeper .  

Woman Coding

Data analysis 

Girls with an interest in research, mathematics and statistics rejoice! With the increasing importance of data in today’s business world, knowing how to analyse and interpret data is a valuable skill. You can start developing this skill by learning basic data analysis techniques, such as data visualization, through online courses or workshops. 


With the rise of cyber threats, cybersecurity has become an increasingly important area of expertise. You can develop your cybersecurity skills by learning about network security, malware protection, and other related topics. 


Communication is a soft skill that shouldn’t be slept on. Good communication skills are essential in any industry, and the tech industry is no exception. If you want to develop your communication skills why not try participating in public speaking events, joining debate teams, or practicing writing and presenting ideas. 

Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly a growing field in tech. Girls who learn AI can develop algorithms that enable machines to learn and make predictions based on data. AI is used in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, design, and e-commerce, making them highly sought-after skills in the tech industry. A basic understanding of AI can be gained through online courses and reading material, but if you really want to build a career in this rapidly growing field, a higher education in data science or equivalent is your best bet.  

 In conclusion, International Girls in IT Day is a great opportunity for girls to explore the exciting and ever-evolving field of technology. With the right skills and resources, girls can excel in this field and make a significant impact on the world. By developing some of these five sought-after skills, girls can pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career in the tech industry.