• NYU Abu Dhabi engaging women via weSTEM

    Scientific innovation is essential in all fields of life in contemporary, globalized world. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the world’s economic competitiveness and innovative capacity. Ironically, women who contribute to approximately 50% workforce of the developed world are disproportionately absent in this field....
  • Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

    This article was originally published on the ITU Blog. What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by...
  • Profile: Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

    Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, CEO of Novo Cinemas, has been awarded as the second most influential woman in the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema – according to international cinema business website, Celloid Junkie. The ranking was announced yesterday in celebration of International Women’s Day, and highlighted Stanford-Kristiansen’s contributions towards pushing...
  • Women’s Rights are Human Rights

    In 1902, Australia became the very first country in the world to give women the right to vote and the right to be elected in the Parliament on the basis of nationality. So it comes as a big surprise that the Australian woman is still under siege when it...
  • Initiating Change

    ‘The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if one half of humanity continues to be denied its full human rights and opportunities. Women and girls must enjoy equal access to quality education, economic resources and political participation as well as equal opportunities with...
  • What is pushing women out of STEM?

    The importance of women’s participation in economic activities on global, regional and local levels cannot be emphasized enough. Comprising half of the population of the world, women’s inclusion leads to sustainable development. Technology is the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution and women are called the next billion...
  • With women, movements begin

    4,157,894. 307,275. 653. 1/21/17. 1. 4,157,894 people marched in the U.S., 307, 275 walked globally, 653 marches nationally, U.S, 261 demonstrations internationally, January 21, 2017. One promise. #HERstory was made January 21, 2017, as an estimated 4,465,169 people came together all over the world to make one promise to...
  • My single mother journey: From lonely to liberating

    I’m a single mum. Although it doesn’t define me, as I am so much more than that. I am an employee, a friend, a daughter, an avid reader, a wannabe blogger. There are lots that ‘I am’. But it’s the single mum bit that I LOVE. Yes, you heard...
  • Enroute to Empowerment

    On January 21st, 2017, the world stands to witness a global movement committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The Women’s March on Washington has already gained momentum in the USA from where it initially began and includes hundreds of sister movements around the globe. Shaping up to be one...