Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Cisco Empowers Young Women in Middle East to Join ICT Careers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 13/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) Cisco saw strong turnout across the Middle East on its annual Girls in ICT Day, with young women learning about the innovative technology-related careers of tomorrow.

The recent Girls in ICT Day is an annual day of activities organized by the International Telecommunications Union, to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing technology fields.

At Cisco offices in the UAE, Oman, and Lebanon, 67 girls and young women 14-to-18 years old learned from female role models about the vital role that ICT plays in employability, and how the "Internet of Everything" will create the technology-related jobs of tomorrow.

Cisco has been involved in Girls in ICT Day since it was founded in 2010. In the 2014 edition, Cisco hosted 2,500 young women at almost 80 of their worldwide offices, and across 37 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.

"The Middle East is a leading region for technology innovation, with the potential to enable women to take on leading roles in the sector for years to come," said Tarek Ghoul, General Manager, Cisco Gulf, Levant, and Pakistan. "ICT careers in the Middle East are boosted by strong public and private sector investment in ICT infrastructure, high levels of ICT education and entrepreneurial spirit, and rapid uptake of mobile devices."


Megaprojects such as World Expo 2020 in Dubai, the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, and various infrastructure initiatives will all be infused with the latest technology.

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things, with Cisco predicting 50 billion objects connected to the Internet by 2020. As a result, the IoE is set to create unprecedented disruption across global industries “ and enhance and create a wide range of ICT-related careers.

During their visit to Cisco offices, young women used Cisco's collaboration platforms such as TelePresence and Jabber to interact with fellow participants across the globe, and with female role models working within Cisco, and its partners and customers.

"At Cisco, we take our commitment to making ICT career opportunities open to all seriously," added Ghoul. "We understand the value of a diverse workforce, and believe that many more young women would pursue careers in ICT if they were better informed about the many different types of jobs available within the sector."


About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Five key clashes in the Champions League finalThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 2016 UEFA Champions League Final logo at the Piazza Duomo in Milan, Italy, on 26 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL DAL ZENNARO Madrid:Real Madrid face local rivals Atletico Madrid ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Al Shaqab students graduate at a glittering ceremonyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Students who received equestrian training at Al Shaqab, pose for a photograph with special guests during their graduation ceremony after receiving their certificates ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar- Four international players to continue with Al RayyanThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Ali Salem Afifa, Head of Football at Al Rayyan Doha: Following a successful local football season, Al Rayyan have secured the services of their four foreign players ...

 May 27 2016 - UAE plays vital role in development projects in JordanMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Jordan worked together towards achieving their sustainable development goals, supporting projects in fundamental sectors.Moreover, ADFD has funded ...

 May 27 2016 - Cairo USD 3.6bn residential project attracts foreign investmentMENAFN
(MENAFN) The Ministry of housing introduced Egypt's biggest upcoming project, USD 3.6bn Mountain View iCity, which will be launched in New Cairo.Furthermore, the project's main layout will encompass ...

 May 27 2016 - Qatar, Luxembourg trade relations growMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar and Luxembourg have viewed growth due to the exchange of official visits between the two sides and the signing of mutual deal on many areas.Moreover, Qatar sees innovation as a main ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Living cost index in the Kingdom rises 0.2% in AprilSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- The index of the cost of living in the Kingdom rose by 0.2% during the month of April 2016 compared to the previous month ...

 May 26 2016 - Governor of Riyadh Region receives Cyprus' AmbassadorSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Riyadh, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, received here today the Ambassador of Cyprus to the ...

 May 26 2016 - Israeli warplanes launch raids on Gaza StripSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) Ramallah, 19 Sha'ban, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- Israeli warplanes launched today a series of air raids on sites and targets in the Gaza Strip. Local security sources ...

 May 26 2016 - Saudi- Three dead, many injured in Mumbai chemical factory blastSaudi Press Agency
(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) New Delhi, Sha'ban 19, 1437, May 26, 2016, SPA -- At least three people have died and several have been injured in a huge blast at a chemical factory on the outskirts ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help