By Marzena Zukowska (Community Mobilizer, Ashoka Changemakers)
Investing in women is smart. Investing in women via technology is even smarter. Women offer a type of “multiplier effect” as they tend to pour more money into their communities (Forbes).
With 87% of the world covered by mobile technology (MRMW), putting two and two together is an obvious next step; empowering women with tech tools to succeed and innovate.
In this light, Intel Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers are teaming up for a Twitter-based chat on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 3pm to 4:30pm EST to announce the finalists of the She Will Innovate (#GirlTech) competition and discuss the world’s most innovative solutions enriching the lives of girls and women. The event will be part of the 12-hour “International Day of the Girl” tweet-a-thon organized by Intel and 10×10.
We’ll be sharing ideas, providing guidance, learning about activities around the globe, and inspiring change all day long.
Joining the conversation is easy. Just log-in to Twitter at 3pm EST on Thursday, October 11. Then:
- Use the #SocEntChat and #IDG2012 hashtags to make your comments visible in the stream. Use search.twitter.com or an application like TweetDeck to follow the hashtags and keep up with the conversation.
- Introduce yourself and take a minute to get to know the other chatters when you join.
- Send your questions to @changemakers without the hashtag (to keep them out of the stream) so they can be considered for this conversation.
- Please remember to use the #SocEntChat hashtag, stay on topic, be respectful, and have fun!
We will feature insights from our special guests:
- Shelly Esque, VP of Corp Affairs Group, Intel and President of the Intel Foundation @intelinvolved
- Barbara McAllister, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives, Intel Foundation @bhmcalli
- Suzanne Fallender, Director of CSR Strategy and Communications, Intel @sfallender
- Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE @care
- Emily Leys, Global Director for Girls’ Education, Room to Read @roomtoread
- Ruth Amos CEO of StairSteady @StairSteady
So get excited, make new connections, and stay involved with the “Day of the Girl” hashtag #IDG2012.
This post was originally posted at Changemakers.