Stakeholders have long been aware of this digital gender gap and during the past decade have launched digital/computer literacy and other capacity-building efforts to bridge this divide. Some of these initiatives have yielded impressive results, while others have encountered obstacles. Workshop speakers from all stakeholder groups will explore these challenges and how they have tackled them, putting us on track to realize the WSIS 2020 goal. In particular, we will provide a research-based context for barriers women of all ages face in becoming digitally connected. Speakers will then explore specific stakeholder efforts aimed at improving technical literacy, shaping entrepreneurial talent through internships and mentoring programs, creating a safe online environment for women, leadership training, and other initiatives building capacity.
Speakers provisionally confirmed: