EQUALS, a global partnership of more than a hundred institutions that promote gender equality in tech, has teamed up with Ananke, a digital media platform for a women’s summit.

The virtual summit will focus on enabling girls to be the architects of social change vis-à-vis digital empowerment, a theme similar to that of UNICEF’s International Day of the Girl Child 2021. EQUALS also recently launched ‘Her Digital Skills,’ a global initiative which aims to provide girls and young women around the world with access to introductory tech workshops, free gender-transformative IT skills training and mentoring opportunities. The goal is to equip girls and young women around the world with technical skills to access formal employment. The programme aims to serve 1 million girls and women by 2026.

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Carla Licciardello said, “As a co-founder of the EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age, the GSMA is pleased to partner with the Ananke Girl Summit and showcase the important work of the mobile industry to advance and promote digital gender equality.”

“We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to share this great initiative with the Summit’s participants. We hope that by participating in the Summit, we will be able to expand the impact and outreach of our work to bridge the gender gap in tech and support young women, who aspire to pursue tech studies and careers, by matching them with tech and mobile industry professionals through the EQUALS e-mentoring programme,” said GSMA’s International Relations Manager, Tamara Dancheva.

The summit will take place on October 30 th , 2021 and will feature prominent women from Pakistan including Maria Umar, ex World Bank Consultant, authors Saba Karim Khan and Mehr F Husain and Faiza Yousaf – Founder Women in tech pk, Co-founder CodeGirls Pakistan.

From : pk.mashable.com

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