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Live stream: Perceptions of Power event (04/08/2021 from 12:00 onwards)

The event will take place on Zoom. It is divided into two parts, a plenary sessions and workshops. The plenary sessions will be live streamed on EQUALS-EU Youtube channel.

About the event

The 2020 State of Women in Tech and Start-Ups survey found that 70% of women working in tech feel they have been treated differently at work owing to their gender, while only 11% of men in tech feel this way. In the #MeToo era, such a statistic speaks to the growing need for bold and decisive action to bridge the digital gender divide in the tech sector. Increased participation of women in the digital economy is critical for women’s full participation in society and for long-term sustainable economic development.

In line with the objectives of the EQUALS-EU project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the first public EQUALS-EU Colloquium meeting aims to bring representatives of the mobile and tech industries, academia, civil society, international organisations and youth as to dispel stereotypes and foster a gender inclusive innovation ecosystem through targeted discussions around key traits and skills needed to empower women in the digital age.

The discussions will therefore reflect on the modern-day challenges to championing female leadership in tech. Experts from among the mobile industry, academia, civil society and international organisations will be encouraged to share best practices and experiences from among their sectors.

Please find more detailed information about the event here.

Live stream agenda:

12:00 – 12:10: Welcome remarks

  • Dr Anthony Giannoumis, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Ms Belinda Exelby, Head of International Relations, GSMA; Chair of EQUALS Steering Committee

12:10 – 13:00: Panel discussion: Perceptions of Power: Championing Female Leadership in the Digital Age

  • Ms Nur Sulyna Abdullah, Chief, Digital Knowledge Hub Department at the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Mr John Giusti, Head of Advocacy and Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA
  • Dr Anthony Giannoumis, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Ms Mercy Njue, Founder of Botlab Kenya

Moderator: Dr Nina Linde, Associate Professor, Institute of Economics of Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia

13:00 – 13:10: Questions & Answers

15:15 – 15:30: Brief Reports from Each Workshop

  • Dr Nehama Lewis, Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa (workshop 1)
  • Dr Yue Zhao, University Hospital Cologne (workshop 2)
  • Dr Asuman Özgür Keysan, METU & Dr Zelal Özdemir, METU (workshop 3)

15:30 – 15:40: Concluding Remarks

  • Dr Anthony Giannoumis, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Ms Belinda Exelby, Head of International Relations, GSMA; Chair of EQUALS
    Steering Committee

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