PUC Salutes all Girls in ICT

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC), is celebrating International Girls in Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Day today with the aim of encouraging and empowering girls and women in Guyana to pursue studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling girls, young women, and companies to gain the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.

Dela Britton, Guyana's first female PUC Chair
Dela Britton, Guyana’s first female PUC Chair

The PUC as part of its commitment to gender equality, has in its employ ten women who continue to blaze the trail whilst executing our regulatory, investigatory, enforcement and advisory responsibilities. Some of these areas may have once been considered unconventional career paths for females. However, the women of PUC continue to forge new frontiers.

In 2019 the PUC is pleased to collaborate with the CARICOM Secretariat and other regional partners for the year-long programme to create awareness and provide mentorship for young girls and women to explore careers in the regulatory arena, and to understand the benefits to be derived from greater participation in tech industries.

Some of the activities throughout the year include exhibitions, mentorship programmes and Open Days aimed at students, parents, teachers and members of academia.
On International Girls in ICT Day 2019, we salute all current and future ICT girls.