W.TEC Marks 2022 International Women’s Day
W.TEC Marks 2022 International Women’s Day.
Lagos – Nigeria
Tuesday March 8, 2022:
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) hosted a virtual event on zoom to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day, a day set aside to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:
- celebrate women’s achievements
- raise awareness about women’s equality
- lobby for accelerated gender parity
- fundraise for female-focused charities
The virtual event was a workshop designed by W.TEC to host women in business to be trained by seasoned women in Technology fields the the art of enhancing their productivity with technology. The event featured the following speakers:
The event facilitators were:
Folashade Braimoh – Programme Manager, W.TEC (Moderator)
Bekere Amassoma – Program Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oracle Academy
Victoria Etim Bassey – Reporting & Business Intelligence Systemspecs Limited
Janet Kamau – Marketing Director Africa, Oracle Academy
Kasia Garcia – Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence Lead at IBM
Event Topic: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow
Global theme: Break The Bias
Date: March 8th, 2022.
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The W.TEC event, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’’ taught the participants the following majorly:
- The importance of technology in their business.
- Identify technologies that can help them expand their reach.
- How to secure their business on the internet.
Highlights of the Workshop
Oreoluwa Lesi: In her welcome address, she stressed that a lot still has to be done apart from inspiring girls but deliberately getting more women to contribute to the STEM table to balance the gender gap.
Bekere Amassoma: Her views centred on women to do secure their devices & networks with unique online-safety strategies & techniques to stay ahead of cyber criminals who always change their ways.
Victoria Etim Bassey: She centred on the fact that, apart from using tech one needs to establish an excellent work ethic by been responsive & organised with work for one to use tech for biz successfully.
Janet Kamau: Her views She butressed the point that business owners must forge their brand to reflect their vision. She also stressed that your image for the brand must be guarded jealously to enable the brand to be positioned as a trustworthy offering customers can trust. Based on this focus she held that a brand’s image can be effectively built with technology.
Kasia Garcia: stressed to participants – to secure their devices and networks by investing adequately in the right tools and knowledge alongside guarding passwords, antivirus & backups are important.
Folashade Braimoh: Our Programmes Manager, moderated the workshop and Q&A session.
W.TEC is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working for the economic and social empowerment of girls and women, using information and communication technologies (ICTs). We have chosen to focus on this area because statistical evidence has shown that in most African countries, women’s use and knowledge of ICTs (to store, share, organise and process information) is lower than men’s, denying them of income-generating opportunities and the chance to network with others
W.TEC’s programmes will comprise of technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring and work placement. W.TEC will also research and publish works examining pivotal issues related to how African women use technology, barriers preventing or limiting technology use, and strategies for more efficient technology use.
For more information about WOMEN BUILD TECHNOLOGY TOO!,get in touch with:
Contact Person: Adeyemi Odutola (Communication Officer),
+234. 818 .870 .9251
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wtec.org.ng
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