Driving change for women's economic empowerment

Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Event Recap:

On 17 March 2016, the UN Women's Empower Women and Pricewatehouse Coopers (PwC) co-organized a side event on  Driving Change for Women’s Economic Empowerment. The event, held during the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Photo credit: Sharon E.Reed
The discussion focused on the impact of technology and innovation  on women’s economic empowerment. This discussion was led by 6 panelists: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director; The Honorable Carolyn Bennett MP, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs; Hemant Ramachandra, Principal, Global Digital Technology Solutions Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sarah Personette, Vice President of Global Business Marketing, Facebook; Sienna Nordquist, 2015 Empower Women Champion of Change; Shadi Banna, CEO Potential, United Arab Emirates and Tammy Medard, CEO ANZ Bank, Laos. Idit Harel, CEO & Founder Globaloria, moderated the discussion. Participants shared how they are driving change for women’s economic empowerment with the help of technology while collectively exploring how we can break through new frontiers.

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Scenes from the Driving Change for Women’s Economic Empowerment Breakfast on 17 March 2016 during the 60th session of...


When - 17 March 2016, 8:15 - 9:45 am

Title - Driving Change for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Where - UN HQ

Empower Women uses technology, innovation and capacity-building as catalysts for growing its collaborative ecosystem and for inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their communities. Since its launch in 2013, with the support of the Government of Canada, Empower Women has cultivated a community of dynamic, influential online champions. They have influenced the agenda and created impact for women’s economic empowerment within their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Through a strategic partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Empower Women is taking its interactive platform to the next level with innovative functionalities and design. Its mobile-learning platform - powered by Free Basics - provides opportunities to women who previously did not have access to the internet. 

Follow @Empower_Women for live updates during the event.

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  • Courtney Mone't Randolph
    I do not want to miss the next one!
  • Nwedobong Okon
    I'm in new York for CSW 60. How can I be a part of this?
  • Sabra Shafiq
    I've been trying to register but can't find the link?
  • Sneha Aidasani
    Looking forward to attending!
  • sophie Bukirwa
    Would like to take part this this meeting Kindly advise Regards
  • Badejoko Fabamise
    Will look forward to receiving live updates and possibly contributing online. All the best
  • Ana Choza
    It would be possible to follow it on-line?
  • Fasiha Farrukh
    How can we get registered or find out about the participation??
  • Karen Sneha Moawad
    I will be in NYC and definitely would like to attend both events. Would it be possible to bring a male colleague (Thottuvai Padmanabhan Rajasekhar) who heads our NGO in the US and is also very involved in Empowering Women?
  • Alysia Silberg
    I'll be in NYC and definitely want to attend, how do I sign up asap? Thanks!
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