DLI Update Summer 2020

The DLI Board are actively involved in outreach activities with partners and stakeholders around the world that promote ESTEAM* leadership by girls and women. Find out more about our outreach activities of Summer 2020 below, and please visit our calendar for events organised by DLI, many of which are still going forward, if with a slight delay, online.

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28 May – AWS Cloud Ambassador Quarterly Meeting (Online): On 28 May, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, joined an online meeting of the 2020 global cohort of AWS Cloud Ambassadors.


28 May – “Women and Tech: Key Solutions Beyond the Crisis” at Brussels Women Code Festival (Online): On 28 May, Loredana Bucseneanu, DLI Development Director, and Katja Legisa, DLI Entrepreneurship Director, joined an online panel discussion on “Women and Tech: Key Solutions Beyond the Crisis,” as part of the third annual Brussels Women Code Festival. In the meeting, they also presented DLI’s new Cloud Angels study group for “women starters in the cloud,” launching Summer 2020.


28 May – “Women Leading in the Digital Age” with IE Law School  (Online):   At the invitation of the IE Law School Compliance Club in Madrid, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, presented the subject of “Women Leading in the Digital Age” – addressing risks related to low participation of women in digital sectors, areas that require urgent action, and effective approaches for improving the situation on 28 May at 18:00CET online.


8 June – Digital SME Live: Women in Cybersecurity (Online): On 8 June at 14:00CET, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director,  joined an online panel discussing “Untapped Potential: Women in Cybersecurity,” hosted by the European Digital SME Alliance.


22-23 June – Italian Tech Week (Online):   At the invitation of the Turin Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, participated in an online fireside chat with Carla Bertuzzi on the subject of “digital skills for girls.” The discussion took place in the context of several activities promoting Girls in STEM and women-led entrepreneurship as part of Italian Tech Week on 22 and 23 June.


6-8 July – Chatham House Gender & Growth Forum (London):  DLI Founding Director, Che Miller Van Dÿck, joined the Chatham House Gender & Growth Forum in London on 6-7 July, followed by a one-day round-table hosted by the W20 Saudi Arabia 2020 Secretariat to the G20 2020 meetings


8 July – Virtual Café on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Economic Growth”: On 8 July, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, joined a Virtual Café hosted by the UN Women WE EMPOWER programme, in order to connect with women’s business associations across the G7 and EU. The information shared will be used to inform an advocacy tool on women’s entrepreneurship.


10 July – Digital Economy & E-commerce Solutions (Online): As part of a week-long WE EMPOWER program on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Economic Growth,” Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, facilitated an online discussion on “Digital Economy and E-commerce Solutions” at 12:00 EST on 10 July.


16 July – WE EMPOWER (UN Women & G7) “Skills Development amid COVID-19: Have Your Say” Panel (Online): In celebration of World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, joined an online panel hosted by the WE EMPOWER program of UN Women and G7, that showcased public and private sectors’ roles in facilitating young and prospective employees’ access to the skills required in the digital economy.


8 August – Project CS GIRLS 2020 Gala Panel (Online): On 8 August, Che Miller Van Dÿck, DLI Founding Director, joined an online “Women in Tech” panel celebrating the 2020 cohort of the ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls, the oldest and largest computer science competition for middle school girls in the United States.


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