Join us on Saturday 3 July 2021 (3pm-6.30pm BST) for ‘Women, Tech and the Global Good’, a virtual conference brought to you by The Women in International Affairs Network in collaboration with IBM and Seidea. Technology has become a crucial ally in international development and provides an opportunity for global development professionals to maximise their impact. Tech platforms can help tracking and analysing funding for the SDGs, with blockchain technology revolutionising the impact investing sector by converting non-financial value such as impact into digital tokens that can be tracked. Technological and innovative approaches to M&E, such as human centred design and real-time M&E can help to enhance the system efficiency and accuracy of programme evaluations. The event will combine a series of presentations with speakers from tech and innovation sectors who are seeking to achieve global change, with interactive workshops in areas such as human centred design, coding, and cybersecurity. The event will also explore how careers in technology and innovation are linked to global development and are essential for achieving the SDGs. Through this event, we at the Women in International Affairs Network aim to enhance the technological skills and acumen of our community of aspiring female development professionals, and encourage them to upskill for their career growth, to maximise their social impact and to gain financial benefit. Guests will also have the opportunity to enter our raffle, with winners getting a one-to-one follow-up career session with a selected speaker. You will have this time to ask any of your career questions, advice on personal and professional development, or simply learn more from their personal experiences and career journey. Join us for a series of speaker presentations and workshops where you will have the opportunity to: Network with digital and social innovators, Upskill by sampling tech and innovation courses Learn about the most in-demand tech skills to thrive in your international career and maximize your global impact. Confirmed Speakers So far, we have confirmed speakers from several organizations, including, but not limited to: Atsuko Okuda (Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU)) Ivana Bartoletti (Technical Director, Deloitte & Founder of Women Leading in AI Network) Phila Phungula (Z Developer Advocate and Scrum Master for Students at IBM).