Ayşegül İldeniz Regional Director Intel - Middle East Turkey Africa ICT as an empowering force for WOMEN

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Ayegl ldeniz Regional Director Intel - Middle East Turkey Africa ICT as an empowering force for WOMEN Slide 2 Technology and Women: Why? Internet user growth in MEA was %1200 VS world average %290 (2000-2008) 20% gap between men and womens Internet usage in MENA In MENA female contribution to ICT workforce ranges between %17-%40 %10 increase in female education, increases a countrys GDP by %4 Internet creates 2.6 jobs for every 1 job lost in the economy Investing in women transforms the future of children, families and society Various reports & publications of ITU ( http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx), UNESCO, World Bank, http://www.internetworldstats.com/http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx Slide 3 Through Private/Public, Local/Global Organizations Technology enablement must be delivered Vision Networ k Information Skills Training Innovator WOMEN Technology and Women: How? Local Public Private Partnerships Slide 4 Intels Strategy: How? Innovative educational programs for GIRLS Building blocks of economic empowerment for WOMEN Quality education & personal growth through: Technology access Scholarships Community learning programs STEM Quality education & personal growth through: Technology access Scholarships Community learning programs STEM Digital literacy, entrepreneurship and business skills Programs for: Teacher prof. development Women in developing world Mobile health workers Digital literacy, entrepreneurship and business skills Programs for: Teacher prof. development Women in developing world Mobile health workers Empower GIRLS & WOMEN to Participate, Prosper and Lead in the Global Economy Slide 5 Intel Teach: 1.75m teachers in 22 countries in META, 10m WW 75 universities, 10k students thru entrepreneurship activities Intel Programs in META: What? 25 science fairs in 12 countries in META 300k learners thru 1250 community centres in 7 countries Slide 6 TECHNOWOMEN 23 years old, culinary institute graduate, family owned restaurant Attended 3 weeks of TeknoKadn workshops As a result; More effective customer relations Improvement in the image & quality of restaurant 23 years old, culinary institute graduate, family owned restaurant Attended 3 weeks of TeknoKadn workshops As a result; More effective customer relations Improvement in the image & quality of restaurant Ms. Gizay Bakis Mant Restaurant Slide 7 Intel Easy Steps Program 65.000 Learners reached globally Slide 8 Educate teachers, students and women to integrate technology to their lives Foster innovation & entrepreneurship in women thru technology to make them more active and productive members of society Transform societies through public-private partnerships Recommendations

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