Over 1000 girls across the Caribbean celebrated International Girls in ICT Day on April 23, 2020 with SheLEADSIT and other tech partners. Global Yaadie was LIVE inside the #YouthTech4ClimateNow segment with digital dynamos, Destiny Powell from Deighton Griffith Secondary in Barbados and Sabrina Atkinson from Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica. Joined by a live audience over 70 girls we spoke about the growing community of young female tech talents and the digital future of the Caribbean focusing in climate change. Destiny and Sabrina shared experiences and perspectives on:
- SheLeadsIT flagship hackathon – Caribbean Girls Hack in reducing the digital skills gender gap
- Innovative Caribbean applications to raise awareness of climate change and manage disasters
- The importance of creating inclusivity for vulnerable and special needs eg. chatbot solutions
- How ICT careers can eliminate gender bias especially in a pandemic
About The Guest
SheLeadsIT, a social enterprise with over 20 years of innovative and technical expertise. The Caribbean non-governmental organization is passionate about advancing women’s economic empowerment, with a specific focus on bridging the digital skills gender gap for young women in order to build a pipeline of Caribbean women equipped for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Caribbean Girls Hack is the premier project of the organization, empowering over 1200 girls since 2017.
SheLeadsIT also offers training, skills development, business planning, access to funding and the identification of lucrative markets for products and services.
Connect with SheLeadsIT at firstname.lastname@example.org