Session: How tech will help women to conquer times of crisis
The relentless advancement of technology in all forms of human life is creating unique opportunities.
Human civilization, yet again, is facing unprecedented challenges relating to its survival and flourishing.
Studies have shown that the ability to access, navigate, and shape technology is still a privilege for many women around the globe. The coming wave of automation is estimated to replace 75 million employments by 2022. The jobs that are most vulnerable to automation are the jobs that women are more likely to hold.
The current global health emergency we are facing is affecting everyone, but once again women are on the front line. As the virus spreads globally, women, who make up the majority of healthcare and service industry workers, are suffering the most from the social and economic disruption. When crises strike, gender inequality is exacerbated. Why tech will help women to conquer crises?
Bio: Sana Afouaiz
Sana is an award-winning, gender expert, women advocate, and public speaker on feminism and women issues. She is author of “Invisible Women of the Middle East”. She has spoken in 40 countries at universities, panel discussions and international events.
In 2016, she established Womenpreneur Initiative, an organisation with a community of 10,000 across 20 countries, that aims to advance women’s place in entrepreneurial scene, technology, innovation & society. Through her work, Sana reached thousands of women, to drive visibility, social impact, and resources for women in the ecosystem and beyond.