Date and Time
Wednesday Mar 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST
6th floor, World Trade Centre Edmonton
9990, Jasper Ave
Members: $40.00 +gst
Future Member: $60.00 +gst
International Women's Day: DigitALL - Exploring innovation and technology for gender equality. Join us for a panel discussion with
- Faaiza Ramji, Founder and CEO of FieldNotes
- Celia Wanderley, CTO at AltaML
- Felicia Michie, VP of Platform and Partnerships at We Know Training
- Lazina Mckenzie, VP, Yardly
Bringing women and other marginalized groups into technology results in more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women’s needs and promote gender equality.
This theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. IWD 2023 will explore the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities.
This year will also spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing online and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence. Their lack of inclusion, by contrast, comes with massive costs: as per UN Women’s Gender Snapshot 2022 report, women’s exclusion from the digital world has shaved $1 trillion from the gross domestic product of low- and middle-income countries in the last decade—a loss that will grow to $1.5 trillion by 2025 without action.
Reversing this trend will require tackling the problem of online violence, which a study of 51 countries revealed 38 per cent of women had personally experienced.