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last year´s participants to the 360 Women and Tech Forum with Allison Silva

May 3, 2021

360 Women and Tech, a GCL Seal Initiative

National and international leaders were part of the Fourth Forum of Women and Technology

Emprender Futuro Foundation opened the call for applications for the 4th Women and Technology Forum. This forum is part of the program 360 Women and Tech - Women 360, a GCL Seal program led by GCL Impact Award 2020, Allison Silva, 

The event featured national and international women leaders who lead or have developed science and technology projects. Among the participants were Miho Shoji, CEO and founder of Moodbit (United States), Martha Belden, Chief of Staff of Platzi (United States), Joscelin Rocha, PhD (c) in Psychology at Georgetown University (United States), Diane Garza, CEO and founder of iCatalyze (Mexico), among others.

The forum took place virtually on May 5 and 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and focused on technology topics and the future of work. Fundación Emprender Futuro invited young Bolivians between the ages of 15 and 29 to participate for free in this event, in which women from different countries discussed how STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) changed their lives.

Those interested had to register at the link:

“Young women have the talent to generate new skills and tools thanks to technology. The objective of the forum is to inspire and explain the opportunities that technology offers young people to develop their potential, with examples of talented national and international role models ”, explains Allison Silva, director of Fundación Emprender Futuro.

Through her foundation Emprender Futuro, Allison Silva (GCL 2009, Bolivia) has been a catalyst for the creation of new job and business opportunities in Bolivia by educating women in technology and accelerating businesses.

By attending the Forum, the young participants are able to be part of the Women 360 Program. In this program, digital technologies are used as an instrument and catalyst to help reduce inequalities and provide innovative solutions to real problems.

“Technology represents one of the fastest-growing industries globally, the skills we acquire in this industry will play a crucial role in almost all sectors of the world economy, and diversity is important in this industry. We want to inspire a new generation of women to learn computer science, teach them the ways that exist to find unique solutions to new problems, and above all to open up a world of opportunities that allows you to build your future, ”says Silva.

The event was organized by Fundación Emprender Futuro, Inspira Alumni Bolivia, the Embassy of the United States of America, Eressea Solutions, and as part of the multiplier effect of the GCL Program of Georgetown University.

About the Women 360 Program

Mujeres 360 is a Program of the Emprender Futuro Foundation, led by Allison Silva (GCL 2009, Bolivia) and GCL Impact Award 2020. Mujeres 360 is part of the multiplier effect of the Georgetown University Global Competitiveness and Leadership Program. Its goal is to empower young women through technology skills and soft skills. The project has been developed over the last 3 years with a positive impact on more than 300 young women between the ages of 15 and 22.