Session: Why it is crucial to bring more women in technology, and how it works in Central Asia
This talk is dedicated to gender issues from the Central Asian perspective – why there are problems, how is the situation now, and what we can do to make it better. And most importantly – why should we anything at all? During the talk, listeners will learn about the rising importance of the region, initiatives on the ground (including Tumaris Tech – the first region-wide initiative empowering girls and women in IT), and how states handle the situation. They will also learn about the technological development in Central Asia, including the VC perspective.
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Bio: Sasha Sternik
Sasha Sternik was born in Moscow, studied in London and ended up in Uzbekistan, where she was working there as a Head of Investments and External Projects Team in IT Park Uzbekistan; she introduced to the startup and IT community the idea of women empowerment and founded Tumaris.Tech project. At some moment during her stay in the country, she came up with promoting women empowerment and founded Tumaris.Tech project. She is extremely passionate about the issue and now continues to develop the project from Moscow and writing reports, and giving recommendations for international organisations, supporting their activities on female empowerment in the region.