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26 May 2021

Poster of Expert Group Meeting on Gender Equality in the Technology Industry

Promoting Gender Equality in the Technology Industry

 

The world is experiencing a rapid digital transformation. In view of the digital divide, the importance of diversity and inclusion is magnified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In particular, the existing underrepresentation of women in the technology industry, which may marginalize women in the future of work, warrants special attention.

 

To ensure that no one is left behind in this emerging technological landscape, countries have to accelerate gender equality in the technology industry, especially for China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, which have a relatively high level of gender inequality in contrast to the advanced technological development.

 

In this regard, this meeting will discuss how national policies and company initiatives could accelerate the achievement of gender equality in the workplace of the technology industry, thereby contributing to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

 

The publication “The Future is Equal: Gender Equality in the Technology Industry”, developed by ESCAP, in partnership with Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, Center for Gender Equality of Nagoya University and Ladies Who Tech, will be launched at the meeting, providing useful references to member States in the region in advancing women’s rights and representation in the technology industry.

 

26 May 2021
15:00
15:15
Opening
  •  Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, East and North-East Asia Office, ESCAP

Remarks by representatives from partner institutions

  • Ms. Jill Tang, Co-founder, Ladies Who Tech
  • Prof. Hiroko Tsukamura, Vice-President, Nagoya University
  • Dr. Hye-yeon Ahn, President, Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology

Launch of the report “The Future is Equal: Gender Equality in the Technology Industry”

15:15
15:50
Session I: Strengthening Policy Support to Accelerate the Achievement of Gender Equality

Moderator: Ms. Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, Social Development Division, ESCAP

Speakers:

  • Ms. Shujie Jiang, Chief Operation Officer, Buy For Two, Former Deputy Director of Shanghai Women’s Federation
  • Dr. Mana Takahashi, Lecturer, Kanda University of International Studies
  • Dr. Hye-yeon Ahn, President, Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology

Q&A and discussion

15:50
16:25
Session II: Promoting Gender Equality Good Practices in Technology Companies

Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Wong, Chief, Technology and Innovation Section, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, ESCAP

Speakers:

  • Ms. Melody Tu, DiDi’s Women’s Network General Secretary, DiDi Chuxing
  • Mr. Satoshi Numazaki, Geneal Manager, Corporate Staff Headquarters Human Resource Department, INES Corporation
  • Ms. Seung-Hee Koh, HR Manager, Schneider Electric Korea

Q&A and discussion

16:25
16:30
Closing
  • Mr. Ganbold Baasanjav, Head, East and North-East Asia Office, ESCAP

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