Breakthrough Technologies and Innovations that Empower Women
We must act now, and this event today will introduce how technology can help empower girls and women to make progress, to break the mold, and start accelerating Gender Equality globally. The new EmpowerWomen.org is a step in that direction. It is a global movement enabled by technology.By Hemant Ramachandra
Panelists Fereshteh Forough, Ramcess Jean-Louis, Kristin Hetle, Mitra Best and our moderator Sigal Zarmi provided a thought provoking dialogue focused on one of the most important global topics – bridging the Gender Gap. The documentary CODE exposed the challenges women face in the tech space and the fact we have a significant journey ahead of us to bridge the gender gap. The panel discussed how technology can enable change and empowerment and how the megatrends are going to be a driving force globally in all aspects of our lives including gender equality.
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The world is experiencing technological change, social change and economic opportunity at a pace never before experienced in human history. When women flourish in any of these areas, there is a demonstrable shift in gender relations and organizational growth. When women and girls have access to technology, they have access to information and opportunities - enabling them to drive change in their lives, families and their communities.
The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion and a reception providing an opportunity to discuss some of these challenges highlighted in the documentary as well as the role of technology & social media in driving women’s economic empowerment. The discussion will explore megatrends, technology and innovation through a gender equality lens and identify strategies and skills that will empower women and drive the 2030 agenda.