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Summit Speaker

Carine de Meyere

Educated at Wells College, Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Amsterdam,

Bachelors of Liberal Arts and Languages – Wells College – an all women’s college

Masters in Women’s Studies, Social Sciences and Social Entrepreneurship and Non Profit Management – Harvard University

Post doc year on the Ethics of Philanthropy and – University of Amsterdam

Board of Governance degree – Hemingways – Duisenberg School of Finance

In order for the world to be able to move forward we need to think in the power of creating global uncommon collaborations and sustainable partnerships and bringing more women into the equation and to the decision making table! Women globally make up more than half of the total workforce yet when it comes to women in leadership positions of power and influence we still have long ways to go!

I personally think that business has become the ultimate driver of social impact; charitable efforts are no longer reserved for nights and weekends however have become more incorporated and integrated into the daily practice, making business more purposeful, environmentally and socially connected, diverse and inclusive.

As a global visionary humanitarian and women’s rights advocate, as impact investor and knowledge broker with an innate passion for technology I open up a broader discussion about how business can (and should be) used to make the world sustainable, just, verdant and more peaceful.

When the UN announced their 17 Sustainability Development Goals for 2030 I knew those goals were only going to be met if the world would allow technology to execute all of them in order to bridge the gender gap so that women and girls all around the world would be empowered.

Therefore as the CCO of the fastest growing online technology platform – Women in Technology – global movement I am proud to say that we have made it our mission to empower 1 million women and girls by 2030! Never doubt what a small group of committed citizens can do to change the world. This is exactly what we did with the creation of the Women in Technology – a global movement that is now active in over 17 countries around the globe.

My motto is! Real sustainable change comes from within. So be the change you wish to see in the world.

Carine de Meyere

Carine de Meyere

CCO Women in Technology

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