Geena Davis wins major telecom award

By , Network World |  Unified Communications, telecom

Geena Davis

Geena Davis receives a World Telecommunication and Information Society Award at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) headquarters in Geneva May 16, 2012. ITU celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, which marks the Union's 147th anniversary this year, by awarding three women for their leadership and dedication towards promoting information and communication technologies.

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Actress Geena Davis, President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Huawei Chairman Sun Yafang have been named winners of the 2012 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for their efforts promoting information and communications technology (ICT) to empower women and girls.

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The three women are being recognized in keeping with the theme of today's ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

"This year's theme, 'Women and Girls in ICT' aims to ensure that there is equal opportunity for all and that women and girls can play a greater role within the ICT sector," ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré said in a statement. "We are determined to work with partners across all sectors of society to promote the full potential of ICTs for the benefit of women and girls. The ability of technology to empower women and girls in communities around the world is still largely untapped."

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