Education and opportunity should be available to all, regardless of gender. Girls and women who gain access to a quality education, opportunities to advance, and technology that can enhance their lives often experience a rise in socioeconomic standards, improvements in the quality of education and healthcare, and an increase in productivity. More importantly, these women are better equipped to become the next generation of leaders.
Intel recently partnered with Ashoka Changemakers* to launch She Will Innovate: Technology Solutions Enriching the Lives of Girls. This exciting competition awards more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to the best and most innovative digital technologies that enable girls and women to live healthier, smarter, and more meaningful lives. Visit the Ashoka Changemakers website to learn more about the competition.
World Pulse* is an action media network that uses interactive media to reach out and connect with women worldwide. In September of 2012, Intel hosted three amazing women who came to the U.S. for the first time to share their stories. These grassroots leaders revealed how they are using the power of new media and technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of today’s most pressing issues. To see what they have to say, watch the World Pulse Live webchats and interviews.
Intel joined Games for Change to support the Facebook* launch of Half the Sky Movement: The Game. Games for Change is a global advocate for supporting and creating games for social good, and this partnership represents a tremendous opportunity to unlock the power of social media to drive social change.