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SXSW 2019

How the Gender Tech Movement is Empowering Women

Access to technology is creating a movement around female empowerment with gender tech. Hear how one of the world’s largest healthcare companies harnessed the power of mobile to provide important maternal health information, reaching 6 million mothers in 10 counties one text at a time; and how two entrepreneurs, accelerated by a global women’s empowerment organization, are using the power of collaboration for their ventures to bring about social change by disrupting gang culture through fashion tech, and using a crowdsourcing platform to curb sexual assault in developing countries and around the world. Moderated by the UN Foundation, these women will show how new tech platforms are tackling gender issues head-on and promoting the health, safety, and education for women at every age.

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Takeaways

  1. Tech platforms spread positive social change for disadvantaged women around the world
  2. “Gender tech” transforms communities in developing countries from India to El Salvador, to college campuses across the U.S.
  3. Collaboration between big healthcare, social advocacy nonprofit and entrepreneurs scale and provide solutions to empower women

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Organizer

Erika Willrodt, Account Supervisor, Porter Novelli

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Intermediate
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