Virtual Dialogue: Women, Peace & Security for the Digital Age

Digital Ecosystem, Women, Peace and Security, Technology, Network, Diversity, Equality, Gender, national security

Putting Gender on the Tech Agenda

On May 6, 2021, Our Secure Future, in partnership with Foreign Policy Magazine, convened a virtual dialogue titled Women, Peace & Security for the Digital Age. As our digital lives are increasingly being shaped by who is creating these new systems, we want to collaborate with other thought leaders to ask: How can the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) lens be applied to our world’s evolving technology landscape to shape a more just and secure digital future? The gender divide at the heart of the world’s most powerful tech companies makes everyone – not just women – less safe online. Research shows that a less diverse tech ecosystem increases the likelihood of serious security gaps. What can be done about it?

Our event brought together leading voices at the intersection of tech, gender and digital governance to answer what’s at stake when it comes to national security, inclusive economic growth, and political stability around the world when you don't put a gender lens on creating the digital ecosystem. Check out the recording below!

Speakers:

Kara Swisher, Host, Sway, New York Times and Co-Host, Pivot, New York Media
Lisa Roman, Vice President of Public Policy, Bumble
Moira Whelan, Director, Democracy and Technology, National Democratic Institute
Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D, Professor and Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making Research Program, UNC Law
Camille Francois, Chief Innovation Officer, Graphika
Sahana Dharmapuri, Director, Our Secure Future