As the saying goes, what a man can do, a woman can do too (maybe even better). Women are not “sleeping” or folding their arms while they watch men dominate the tech space.
The United Nations – UN Women has entered into a strategic partnership with Intel Corporation on the lntel “She Will Connect” program. The program seeks to bridge the digital gender gap between male and female internet users through online peer networks, digital literacy training and gender relevant content. Championing this course is Dr. Grace Ongile, the UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS.
The partnership is as a result of the critical role Intel has played in re-defining business perspectives, practices and strategies, to promote the rights and freedoms of women and girls. UN Women will contribute their wealth of expertise as lead actors in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment, leveraging heavily on its global presence, networks and operations.
Women Internet users globally has been estimated at 1.3 billion accounting for 37 percent of all women worldwide. This is in comparison to the number of male Internet users which is estimated at 1.5 billion – putting the total global Internet gender gap at 200 million.