Join us for this FREE webinar on "Women, Girls & Tech", Thursday, 20 March 2014, at 12:00 pm (Singapore time).
In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March, this month’s webinar will focus on women and girls, showcasing technology solutions and programmes that have impacted their lives. Our panellists come from non-profit organisations that promote women’s rights, health and employment opportunities and women in leadership roles. They will share stories about the role technology plays in their organisations and how it helps to advance their programmes in Bangladesh, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
Our panelists this month are:
· Su-Mei Thompson: Chief Executive Officer, The Women’s Foundation (TWF), Hong Kong
· Dr Ananya Raihan: Executive Director, Dnet, Bangladesh
· Sam Raras: Secretary, Boart of Trustees, WeDpro, Philippines
About our panellists:
Su-Mei Thompson: Su-Mei is the CEO of The Women’s Foundation (TWF), a member of the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong and the founder of the 30% Club HK, a group of chairmen championing more women on corporate boards. She previously worked at Linklaters, The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s. TWF is a leading NGO dedicated to the advancement of women in Hong Kong and recently partnered with Microsoft to launch GirlSpark, a new programme to encourage girls to consider careers in tech.
Dr Ananya Raihan: Ananya, an Ashoka Fellow, is the Executive Director of Dnet, a social enterprise for promoting access to information and knowledge for all citizens through interactive digital media. He works to promote the concept of social entrepreneurship to link bottom-of-the pyramid markets with national and global markets. His new concept ‘Infolady’ opens employment opportunities to thousands of women in rural Bangladesh with the power of ICT. Dr Raihan has also been instrumental in launching the first of its kind globally national scale mHealth service ‘Aponjon’ for expecting and new mothers.
Sam Raras: Sam, Secretary of WeDpro’s Board of Trustees, has extensive experience in the areas of Knowledge Management, Gender and Development, Information and Communications Technology and Data Analysis. She has been volunteering for WeDpro since 2005 and has served the organisation in different capacities. Sam has also volunteered in other international development organisations such as GIZ and is a United Nations Volunteer. WeDpro is a nonprofit collective in the Philippines that works in the area of human rights by defending the rights of women, children, youth and their communities through gender responsive development programmes.
We look forward to having you join us for this FREE webinar on Thursday, 20 March 2014, at 12:00 pm (Singapore time).