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Source: India Today
Educating a woman transforms communities and societies. It eventually leads to greater gender parity, increased political participation, and economic growth for the nation. Education empowers women with the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools to make informed decisions, secure higher wages, and achieve better health outcomes.
When we think about the dedication of all the women we work with, we cannot help but envision the possibilities that would emerge if we continued to support and celebrate women’s accomplishments.
BARRIERS TO ACCESSING QUALITY EDUCATION
“Despite the longstanding goal of enhancing educational opportunities for girls and women, particularly in the context of female empowerment, the barriers to accessing quality education often prevent women from entering the workforce,” said Dr Tristha Ramamurthy, Founder, Ekya Schools.
“The path to education for women and girls is fraught with numerous obstacles, such as gender discrimination and stereotypes, insufficient infrastructure, early marriage, a shortage of female educators, and various safety concerns,” she further added.
TECHNOLOGY GIVING WOMEN THE BOOST
New technology tools are benefiting women entrepreneurs in a multitude of ways. Technology plays a crucial role in connecting women to the markets and facilitating resources for their inclusive growth in the business landscape.
“Backing women’s abilities and their leadership leads to innovation. With the advent of edtech technologies, women are no longer deterred to be active participants in learning and development programmers,” said Yogita Tulsiani, Director and Co-founder, iXceed Solutions.
“With technology tools, women entrepreneurs are benefiting from the accessibility of adopting new processes, technologies, and models that can fuel their business growth,” she added.
WOMEN TOWARDS CREATIVE DIGITAL FUTURE
On International Women’s Day 2023, we strongly believe that digitisation has the potential to bridge the gap and create a more inclusive society.
“The theme of DigitALL is a timely reminder that women have an equal right to access digital resources and participate in the digital economy. We need to ensure that women from all walks of life are given the necessary training and opportunities to harness the full potential of digital technology,” said Kavita Desai, Head – Corporate Communications and CSR, at Covestro India.
“Let us strive towards building a society where every woman can benefit from digitisation and realize her aspirations,” she added.