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Technology for Equality and Development

Technology for Equality and Development

The international challenge of the Coding Girls: a meeting with Ambassador Jack Markell

Can technological innovation improve our education systems, drive equal growth opportunities for all, and boost employment? How can we build a quality female workforce to drive the? Is an inclusive governance of technology possible?

The tenth edition of Project Coding Girls begins tomorrow - Wednesday 21 February - with an international event: Jack Markell, United States Ambassador to Italy and the Republic of San Marino, will meet with one hundred students from high schools and universities. Young African women, the protagonists of Project Coding Girls in Mozambique will be present in videoconference. The Ambassador will speak to students, presenting concrete examples of his experience, even with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as Governor of the State of Delaware and for the non-profit sector.

The event will be hosted by the United States Embassy in Italy which has supported the Coding Girls Programme since its first edition in 2014, on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and in collaboration with the American “Girls Who Code” Association.


10.15  | OPENING

  • Christina Tomlinson, Minister Counsellor for Public Diplomacy, United States Embassy in Italy 


  • Mirta Michilli, Director General, Fondazione Mondo Digitale


  • Jack Markell, United States Ambassador to Italy and the Republic of San Marino

10.30  | Q&A SESSION

High school and university students participating in the Coding Girls Project will be able to ask the Ambassador questions.


  • Silvia Colombo, Head of External Communication, Public Affairs & CSR, ING Italia
  • Ancha Manhique, tutor, Coding Girls in Mozambique (in videoconference)
  • Francesca Bitondo, Institutional Relations Director, Microsoft Italia
  • Anna Salvetti, Chief Operating Officer, Roboteco-Italargon
  • Letizia Nassuato, Media Relations and Corporate Communications, Fondazione Vodafone



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