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Dubai, UAE – 10 May, 2016: In a global effort to raise awareness around the necessity for girls to consider a career in ICT, Cisco is once again supporting Girls in ICT Day through its Girls Power Tech initiative. The UAE edition of the event will be held on May 12, 2016 at the Cisco’s Dubai offices in Knowledge Village, where 60 female students from various schools will have the opportunity to experience the latest technology first-hand, engage with industry professionals and learn about the education and career experiences of Cisco’s women executives.
“Globally, women comprise a mere 27% of the computer science, engineering and physics fields and remain a largely untapped resource. A diverse workforce has never been more important to stay competitive in today’s digital world and, more importantly, in the future,” said Mike Weston, Vice President, Cisco Middle East. “For nearly two decades, Cisco has made it a top priority to build a diverse talent pool to meet these challenges. We not only encourage diversity at our work place but are also committed to inspire young women to careers in technology through our global initiatives such as Girls Power Tech.”
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