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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Global and Local Women Technopreneurs; Journey to Success” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th March 2018 at 13.15 – 14.00

Over the past two decades, there has been great debate amongst development practitioners, policy makers, development agencies and civil society for th ...

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Dr. Salma Abbasi will be Participant at World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), 19th March 2018

Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWWG will be participating as a Panelist at the workshop "Women in STEM as a business case for a better society ...

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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Practical Applications of ICTs Supporting Inclusion and Access to Information and Services, livelihoods for People with Disabilities” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 23rd March 2018 at 11.00 am to 12.45 pm

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play a tremendous role to provide access, information and inclusion of people with all types of disabil ...

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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Global and Local Women Technopreneurs; Journey to Success” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th March 2018 at 13.15 – 14.00

Over the past two decades, there has been great debate amongst development practitioners, policy makers, development agencies and civil society for the need to showcase and share women role models who are actively engaged in the space of STEM. It has been argued that due to the lack of women role models, girls and young women are reluctant to engage in this space. Furthermore, the stereotype and perception that science and technology are dominated, controlled and belongs only to men further prevents girls from engaging in this space. This is a fallacy, which needs to be addressed. Therefore, this session has been designed to tackle this misconception by highlighting the unique journeys taken by women technopreneurs. However, recognizing that women are not a homogenous group, we have brought together the success stories of diverse women from all parts of the world. The panelist will use the gender lens to provide deep insight of their personal experiences through the journey of invisible and visible barriers that exist in the cultural, social and traditional context, along with those experienced within multiple industries that they overcame. The objective is to inspire, motivate and encourage the next generation of women and girls that STEM offers a path that can be taken to achieve their dreams. This session will be conducted in an interactive manner to maximize the participants’ engagement with the international multi-stakeholder panelists from the private sector, government and development agencies.