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    ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming special track: Inspiring women leaders in the ICT landscape

    "It is my pleasure to join the WSIS FORUM of Information and ICTs". Eiman 

    Leveraging tech projects to provide opportunities for girls and women to speak out, demonstrate their potential, and access economic and social benefits among others is a task the speakers of this workshop have set to accomplish.

    We are pleased to invite you to this workshop where women leaders in the private sector and civil society share their inspirational stories from personal and professional experience in advancing gender equality.

    Session 116

    13:00–14:00 (UTC+01:00), Wednesday, 10 March 2021
    ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming


    Ms Eiman Alabdulghani: Founder of Jasmeen Incubator, United Kingdom

    An independent PhD. Researcher, an entrepreneur working on new digital forms of activism.
    the intersection of new media technologies, gender, and feminism is my interest. I work closely with many new digitally based, multi-issue advocacy organizations to support their growth and development, a digital expert with a Master of Investment Management.
    Founder of Startups digital platform & Editor in Chief of Startups Magazine Kuwait. Founder of Jasmeen Incubator.

    Her expertise falls around new digital technology, digital transformation, digital literacy, leadership influences. She provides Entrepreneurship consulting and executive PR solutions. She also helps to connect many entrepreneurs with investors locally and around the globe.

    Ms Yvette Ramos:Expert and International Consultant, Cofounder of WOMENVAIManaging Director, Intellectual Property Law Firm, Switzerland

    Yvette Ramos - Portugal-France - MsSc.Eng. (EPF) - MBA(IAE) is an expert and international Consultant, working in project management positions for hydromet and climate services. Moreover, she is the Managing Director of an Intellectual Property Law firm based in Geneva since 2012. First woman president of the +100 years aged Swiss Engineering Geneva chapter, she is one of the cofounders of WOMENVAI, a specialized NGO based in Paris offering its platform to support Girls and Women in STEM projects aligned to the SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

    Ms Pauline Derrien:Manager E-HealthOrange Consulting, France

    After graduating from a French engineering school with the last year on Management and Digital with HEC, Pauline joined Orange Consulting in 2011 for the last year's internship and has stayed in the healthcare team as a consultant since 2012. Her team's missions are to support the digital transformation of the healthcare actors. She worked on many transformation projects, mainly for pharmaceutical companies, either organizational transformation or digital transformation. She has been promoted 2 years ago as a manager in the same healthcare team. As a manager, she is in charge of selling new missions, managing consultants on missions, and producing deliverables for her customers. Pauline is also leading different initiatives on gender equality in Orange Business Services as part of the network DoubleYou where we organize for our member's events and activities to promote gender equality at work and with other big companies. She has also taken part in mentoring programs, first as a mentee and then as a mentor for a young girl participating in an alternative scientific school program leading to engineering school.

    Ms Mei Lin Fung:Chair and CofounderPeople Centered Internet

    Chair, cofounder with Vint Cerf of the People-Centered Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at the World Bank IFC Global SME Financing Forum October 2020, she presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Digital Economics launch in 2017. Mei Lin is an early pioneer of customer relationship management (CRM). She served as socio-technical lead for US Federal Health Futures initiative 2011-2013. Within the IEEE Standards Association, she chairs the Industry Connections Social Impact Measurementcommittee, and the Executive Committee for IEEE’s Humanitarian Activities Committee. Mei Lin is Singaporean, living in Silicon Valley who worked at Intel then Oracle. She was Douglas Engelbart’s business partner 2000-2004, organizing the 2008 Program for the Future. She was on the 2016-2018 WEF’s Global Future Council on Digital Economy and Society and is anti-technocolonialism. She earned her BSc in Math from ANU, MBA in Finance from MIT where she studied under two future Nobel Economics Prize winners.

    Ms Janet Chapman:Chair of Tanzania Development Trust and Founder of Crowd2MapTanzania Development Trust, Tanzania

    Janet Chapman is the chair of the Tanzania Development Trust and the founder of Crowd2Map, which has been mapping rural Tanzania into OpenStreetMap to help protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation for 5 years. They work with organizations like Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania, which set up a Digital Champion project in Serengeti to empower first-time smartphone users to map their communities and protect girls and women in their villages.

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