Saturday 19 October, 2019

Video: Danielle Terrelonge encourages girls to explore careers in ICT

Here in Jamaica, Danielle Terrelonge, managing director of DRT Communications, is doing her part as a businesswoman to empower girls in ICT.

Here in Jamaica, Danielle Terrelonge, managing director of DRT Communications, is doing her part as a businesswoman to empower girls in ICT.

On April 26, people from around the globe will mark Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Day, aimed at introducing young women to the real opportunities that exist in the expanding field.

Here in Jamaica, Danielle Terrelonge, managing director of DRT Communications, is doing her part as a businesswoman to empower girls in ICT.

“One of the things we want to do right now is to change the narrative in ICT. It’s very male oriented, and we love what’s happening, but I think this is an awesome opportunity for teenage girls to be pioneers to take off in this industry,” she said.

Terrelonge said young women can apply ICT to almost any career path.

As an entrepreneur, Terrelonge has applied technology to help enhance her business through a media monitoring platform.

“We empower people from different walks of life, different training at different levels,” she added.

Over 800 teenage girls across five Caribbean countries will come together for the ICT Day Hackathon in Kingston on April 26 in celebration of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Girls in ICT Day.

Women-led SheLeadsIT and Change Makers Development Ltd are staging the event, with the theme #SafeGirlsSafeFutureIt is the second such event after last year’s ground-breaking Girls in ICT Day Caribbean Hackathon.

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