Intel® She Will Connect
At Intel, we are committed to empowering girls and women through technology skills to expand economic opportunities and empower them to innovate in their community. Through Intel® She Will Connect, we focus on closing two key gaps: first, in emerging markets, we are working to connect more women to the Internet and to basic technology skills so they can access information and new economic and social opportunities; and second, in mature markets, we are working to intervene in middle school when girls decide whether to pursue technology careers.
Inspiring Girls to Become Technology Innovators
In the United States, Intel is connecting middle school girls to hands-on technology experiences to inspire them to become innovators and encourage their interests in technology, engineering, and computer science. We are focusing on programs and partnerships that emphasize hands-on activities, use peer mentors and role models, and make a clear connection between technology careers and real-world applications that drive positive social impact.
Connecting Women in Africa to Opportunity Through Technology
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Intel is focused on closing the Internet gender gap by connecting millions of women to opportunity through digital literacy and technology skills. The goal is to reduce the gap in access for young women in the region by connecting 5 million women to new opportunities through technology by the end of 2020.
See Their Stories
In a public-private partnership dedicated to creating a movement that addresses the Internet gender gap in Africa, partners are combining efforts to transform lives and livelihoods of girls and women.
Intel is encouraging girls to use their creativity and technical skills to create something that could benefit their communities using design thinking. Read more in this blog post by Nyasha Riley, the US Marketing Manager for the Corporate Affairs Group at Intel.
Intel is working with the US Department of State and the United Nations Foundation Girl Up Campaign on the WiSci public-private partnership to bring together girls from different socioeconomic backgrounds and diverse cultures to work together to create technology solutions for positive social impact in their communities.
The She Will Connect initiative has come far since its launch in 2013. Read more about the ways the program is expanding in this blog post by Suraj Shah, Intel’s Africa Programs Manager.