The role of women in the ICT sector: ideas, experiences and visions for the future TRA

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Overview

The UAE ICT sector journey started prior to the establishment of the Union in 1971. However, the sector witnessed a strong boost in the 1970s, as a result of the special attention paid to it by the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed.

At the same time, Emirati women received generous and special care from the builder of the renaissance and founder of the Union, and considered a partner in the country building process. The strong presence of women in the ICT sector is a reflection of that vision that extends until this day, embodied in the directives of our wise leadership and its tireless follow-up of women's empowerment initiatives in various sectors, including the ICT sector.

In this forum, four Emirati women from TRA present a summary of their experiences and ideas on the discussion table, in order to mark the celebration of Emirati Women's Day.

Discussion topics

  • Topic 1: building women's capabilities in the ICT sector: experiences, lessons, and messages

  • Topic 2: the effective women’s role in national projects: UAE Pass as a model

  • Topic 3: digital transformation and its future implications on the role of women

Participants in the discussion

  • Eng. Suaad AlShamsi: Senior Manager - Digital Services Development, Policy and Programs Department

  • Eng. Khawla Al Mheiri: Senior Project Manager, Policy and Programs Department

  • Eng. Shaimaa Al Hefeiti: Telecom Networks Engineer, Technology Development Affairs Department

  • Moderator: Shahd Al Muhaideb

Agenda

  • Opening Speech: Ahlam Al Feel (3 minutes)

  • Topic 1: building women's capabilities in the ICT sector: experiences, lessons, and messages. (20 minutes)

  • Topic 2: the effective women’s role in national projects: UAE Pass as a model (20 minutes)

  • Topic 3: digital transformation and its future implications on the role of women (20 minutes)

  • Open discussion: (20 minutes)

  • Start Time: 30-August-2020
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Duration: 01h 00m
  • Category: ICT Experience
  • Language: Arabic
  • Level: Beginner