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Cable & Wireless Communications Calls for More Girls in ICT

#Miami, Florida, April 22, 2021: Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W), parent company of Flow and BTC, in the Caribbean, is calling for more girls to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as the company observes International Girls in ICT Day today.  

The company is kicking off several activities across the region to encourage female students to consider careers in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) industries.   

The ICT space continues to rapidly evolve, opening up a plethora of career opportunities, yet there are still concerns about the low representation of females in the sector.   

“Globally, the percentage of females following a course of study in STEM education remains low. Girls in ICT Day is therefore an opportunity for us to continue connecting with our girls, to provide mentorship, and showcase careers in the sector, while connecting them to female pioneers in the industry. As we champion greater inclusion and diversity in the workplace, we are mindful of the need for more balance and female representation in our industry, and so our activities this year are geared towards that purpose,” said Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W, a leading communications and entertainment provider and one of the largest employers of ICT, engineering and other technical workers in the region.

C&W will stage a video essay competition for female students, aged 12 – 15 years old, across the region.  Participants will be asked to submit a 2 – 3 minute video on the topic: “Why is it important for girls/women to pursue a career in ICT?”  

Details will be shared when the competition opens on April 26 and winners will be announced at the company’s Girls in ICT Forum on June 8, 2021.  

Darron D. Hilaire Jr. 
Marketing Communications Executive 
Office: 1-649-941-4478| Mob: 1-649-231-6275
1044 Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

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