No Labels! Tackling gender stereotypes that hold back women tech entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries
17th Mar 2021, 12pm - 1pm
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, in collaboration with CW (Cambridge Wireless) and supported by Synergy Solutions, would love you to join us for this online event to explore and discuss the prevalence and impact of gender stereotypes experienced by women entrepreneurs operating in the tech sector – particularly those in low-and middle-income countries.
Across the world, gender stereotypes are holding women back. Almost 90% of people are biased against women, according to the recent Gender Social Norm Index analysing data from 75 countries across the world and this bias extends across all aspects of women’s lives.
We are delighted to welcome as our speakers on this topic: Sian Hawkins, Director of External Affairs at Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Odunayo Sanya, General Manager, Planning & Customer Management at MTN Nigeria and Fadé Ogunro, CEO at BookingsAfrica.com. Together they will discuss:
- How gender stereotypes affect women entrepreneurs from low-and middle-income countries in the tech sector
- The impact of gender stereotypes on the tech sector as a whole – its products, services and performance
- Best practice and innovative programmes that successfully address gender stereotypes and negative social norms. What can be learnt by the tech sector?
- Key recommendations and ways forward for the tech sector to tackle gender stereotypes and embrace the potential of women entrepreneurs in low-and middle-income countries
Join us to examine the prevalence of gender stereotypes experienced by women entrepreneurs operating in the tech sector – particularly those in low and middle income countries – and to explore innovative solutions to dismantle them.
Organiser: Cambridge Wireless