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Call for more women in ICT field

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, May 19, 2014

WOMEN's mind-set has always been a major barrier to getting them to be part of the Information and Communication Technology field today.

And they need to change the way they see ICT being a male dominated field in order to grasp the opportunity to change the technological world with their bright and innovative ideas, says Asenaca Tamanikaiwaimaro of Pacific Nexus.

She said women needed to challenge their way of thinking by taking up ICT studies to broaden the way they looked at the ICT world.

"Women need to break that mind-set and even though it's a male dominant field we can still be part of it and also make a difference in the technology world," she said.

Referring to the upcoming Girls and Women in ICT event on May 23, Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro said it would be a good platform for issues concerning women to be addressed, especially discussions with ICT companies to offer more jobs for women.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro said there was a need to provide more jobs in the ICT field and it was something the nation needed to address now with more women showing interest in the field.

"The ICT event will empower women and girls in the Pacific and we will also launch the ICT for Women Digital Alliance in the Pacific during the event," she said.

USP E-Learning Centre director Ian Thomson believes it is critical to train and offer accurate advice to young girls as they are part of sustainable development in the region.

His USP colleague Dr Rohitash Chandra said women made up 30 per cent of the total student numbers studying at the university and this was an increase compared with past years.








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