Enabling the Future: Innovation, Women's Empowerment, Technology & Democracy
The 11th World Women’s Forum opens in France, Deauville on the 14th of October 2015. More than 1,300 men and women from 73 countries have gathered together. We discussed various pertinant topics, ranging from socio-cultural concerns to economic development issues. The forum engages world issues from the perspective of women. Hence, I am honoured to be Singapore’s representative for this forum.
The 3-day forum was built on the theme of “Energizing the world!”, of which more than 40 seminars were held. These seminars focused on how to leverage on the digital age of advanced science and technology to meet the basic needs of all human beings. The aim is to increase the survival rate and create a sustainable social development model. We touched on several discussion points which include environmental protection, technology, innovation, education, finance, healthcare, careers, media etc.