Celebrating the International Girls in ICT Day, today the Office for IT and eGovernment was visited by girls from elementary school “Dušan Danilovic” from Radljevo near Ub. The visit was aimed at educating girls and bringing them closer to the numerous opportunities offered by the field of information and communication technologies (ICT).
On this occasion, Acting Director of the Office for IT and eGovernment Milan Latinović emphasized the importance of increasing representation of women in leadership positions in the field of technological development. At the same time, he emphasized that this way contributes to a successful business, which the Office can certainly boast of. In addition to the director, assistant director Biljana Marić and Branislava Gemović from the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Serbia addressed the girls present.
“In the Office for IT and eGovernment, the most complex eGovernment projects are led and implemented by women and they are one of the pillars of the implementation of successful digitalization of public administration in the Republic of Serbia. We are always and proud to say that they are responsible for their realization. In the 21st century, where there are fewer divisions into male and female professions, I want to invite all girls to invest in their knowledge, to motivate them to choose to work in one of the most promising sectors of today and that is undoubtedly information and communication technologies,” Latinovic pointed out.
Also, girls are encouraged to be guided by personal interests when choosing their profession, even in atypical women’s sectors such as information technology. After a dynamic meeting and an educational conversation with girls, a gathering was organized with the employees of the Office for IT and eGovernment.
The International Girls in ICT Day was established at the United Nations level at the initiative of the Republic of Serbia, and has recorded a successful 13th year. The results of the events held so far indicate the development of girls and a greater response in the choice of technological professions.
The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated in cooperation with the Association of Business Women of Serbia, which celebrates this event in Serbia for the 13th year in a row.