UN Recognition for Zen Digital

UN Recognition for Zen Digital
ZD Founder, Brussels Minister Céline Fremault, ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré & EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes

ZD Founder, Brussels Minister Céline Fremault, ITU Secretary General Touré & EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes

On 25 April 2013 in Brussels, Zen Digital celebrated an amazing Girls in ICT Day with events by Women2020 and Digital Muse that contributed to the global dialogue on getting more women in ICT and showcased getting more girls into digital sectors through creative endeavour.  Both events were warmly received by VIPs from the Brussels Region, European Commission and the United Nations — as well as by the girls themselves!

Martha Alde & Cheryl Miller, WICTAD/WSIS 2013

ZD Founder & Martha Alde at WSIS/WICTAD 2013

Following on the great success of Girls in ICT Day, Zen Digital founder, Cheryl Miller was invited to contribute to a global panel on “Women in ICT” taking place during the ITU’s World Summit on the Information Society, in Geneva, 14-17 May.  Cheryl spoke on the challenge of getting more girls and women into digital studies and careers, particularly in Europe, where she highlighted the opportunity of addressing Europe’s growing digital skills gap by increasing participation of girls and women in ICT.

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Next Stop: UN Global Youth Summit!

Building on these events aiming to get more youth and especially women digitally skilled, Zen Digital has been brought onboard as a strategic partner for the United Nation’s Global Youth Summit, BYND 2015 —  taking place in San José, Costa Rica on 9-11 September 2013.  At this event, with five hundred young people  from around the world  attending and thousands more  joining online, Zen Digital will curate and execute a series of workshops on digital, professional and entrepreneurship skills as part of the  “Get Ahead” Day organised by the ITU.

Please follow the below links for more information about the above events:

And for further background on Zen Digital initiatives, please see: