Pictured above, Lori Forte Harnick, Microsoft’s general manager for Citizenship & Public Affairs, center, on a visit to a community learning center in India where Microsoft is funding information technology education for young women.
Today’s world is a digital world, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. In fact, the world is only going to become more interconnected, with the global economy heavily dependent on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Women, is a longstanding defender of women’s rights.
In developing and emerging economies, access to economic opportunities can give women greater control over their lives, helping them move themselves and their families out of the base of the pyramid and toward more stable lives.
What do women need to gain skills to be economically empowered? This was the first question asked at the breakout session on Developing Skills, Financial Literacy, and Support for Women Entrepreneurs which was moderated by Kara Valikai from the U.S.