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Bridging the Digital Gender Divide in Time of Social Distancing

May 26, 2020 | 12:00pm

The World Bank, in partnership with CES — the world’s largest and most influential technology event — is organizing a virtual event to highlight solutions to bridge the digital gender divide as part of the Global Tech Challenge: Solutions for Women.

The World Bank and CES have recently joined forces and call on the tech community to help bridge the digital gender divide through a Global Tech Challenge: Solutions for Women.  Addressing the gender digital divide is crucial to ensuring sustainability of women’s livelihood. This is particularly the case during crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic when connectivity is key. At times like this, we need to emphasize the importance of digital access for women. We will bring around this “virtual” table inspiring tech entrepreneurs from around the world –including judges and ambassadors for the challenge-- who will discuss what will it take to bridge the digital gender divide.


World Bank’s Director of Digital Development (DD)

Regional Director of Microsoft 4Afrika Initiatives

Founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions

Executive Director, A4AI, Head of Digital Inclusion Program, Web Foundation

Senior Adviser, Disruptive Technologies within the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency

Vice President of Membership at the Consumer Technology Association

This Event has Concluded.

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