ICT Solutions for SDGs: Women Entrepreneurs and innovators

ITU and Partners

Session 206

16:30–18:15, Thursday, 22 March 2018 Popov Room 2, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs 

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Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators

This panel is organized to show the international community Female: Founders/Co-founders; CEOs; COOs and Executives of Tech-startups. These inspiring women will discuss and provide insights into their unique journey into the World of technology.

They will share the following with the international community:
• The story of their organization;
• Their journey into the tech industry;
• The reasons for engaging in the tech industry (planned or accidental?);
• Their impacts in your chosen field;
• Their leadership experiences (the highs and lows);
• Key victories and failures;


Disclaimer: The ICT Solutions for SDGs: Women in ICTs is an attempt to bring in new communities and innovation to the WSIS Forum we have conducted research for 3 months and put together a track on ICT Solution for SDGs looking at various aspects.

Please note that this panel does not indicate the work being done by the ITU but an attempt to bring new stakeholders to the WSIS Process - these are mostly innovators who are using new technologies for SDGs.


Cíntia Pino of Horyou


Introductory Remarks - Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership, ITU

- Gitanjali Sah, WSIS Coordinator

- Sonja Betschart of WeRobotics

- Cíntia Pino of Horyou

- Taissa Thierry Chaves of Women in Digital – Switzerland 

- Dr. Patricia Sigam of digitalMedLab 

- Anita Klasanova of Food by Anita and Roobar

- Trisha Shetty of SheSays

- Marie Debombourg of WeCan.Fund

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment

This session is related to the following WSIS Action lines:

  • C4, Capacity Building: The panelists will share, from their personal experiences, strategies on how they empower themselves to compete effectively in the technology space. 


  • C6, Enabling Environment: The panelists are involved in several programs aimed at creating an enabling environment for Women and Youth. 


Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Our panelists have suggestions that can enable organizations to create an enabling environment for equal opportunities for all genders. 


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