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WSIS Forum 2023: Gender Mainstreaming Knowledge Café: the Importance of Role Models in Tech

March 16th, 2023 @ 16:00 CET

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The WSIS Process affirms the importance of promoting and maintaining gender equality and women empowerment, guaranteeing the inclusion of women in the emerging global ICT society, and emphasizes the need to fully integrate gender equality perspectives in WSIS related strategies and facilitate their implementation to ensure that the Information Society enables women’s empowerment and full participation based on equality in all spheres of society and in all decision-making processes.

The Gender Mainstreaming Knowledge Cafe: the Importance of Role Models in Tech aims to raise awareness among stakeholders about the lack of female role models in the tech industry and its impact on gender balance in the field. Without being able to identify with prominent industry leaders, young girls, and professionals are less likely to enter the area. Thus, mentorship and networking within the community of women in tech is a crucial step in overcoming the gender stereotypes present in the tech field.

The café will open with presentations from women in the tech industry that will speak of concrete actions they have taken in an effort to achieve gender balance in tech. After the presentation, participants are encouraged to engage in unstructured dialogue about their experiences and goals in the domain.

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March 16th, 2023
16:00 - 16:45 CET
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