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August 3, 2019

 Lulu Bisignani at accelerateHER

Around the world, 250 million children lack access to basic education; literacy rates staggeringly low in some countries. Young girls are two-thirds more likely to be e...

June 4, 2019

The first think piece in I'd blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education from the EQUALS Skills Coalition shows how complex it is to achieve gender equality in informa...

January 23, 2019

The annual EQUALS in Tech Awards recognize initiatives from around the world that help imagine a better digital future for women and girls. Every year we give awards recognizing work that helps girls...

November 19, 2018

Margaret Gates, 15, from Wantagh, New York, dreams of being an engineer or astrophysicist, but until 2016, she had yet to explore other STEM career opportunities.  That was when her aunt, a Member of...

November 6, 2018

"Ubuntu" is an ancient humanist African philosophy which was coined from the Zulu phrase "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu", which literally means that a person is a person through other people. It drives at...

September 22, 2018

Growing partnership agrees to bold goals to close the gender gap in tech

New York, 22 September 2018 — The EQUALS Global Partnership today committed to a broad set of strategic goals to bridge the digi...

I grew up taking apart computers with my father. I’d muse about books on my father’s bookshelves with strange titles: PERL, Java, C++. “Daddy, what do they mean?” I would ask.

“Those are computer langu...

July 19, 2018

Pilar Figueroa Casas was working at a market in Mexico City when she first heard about Laboratoria, an organization offering digital bootcamps for women aspiring to work in technology.

Figueroa Casas h...

July 18, 2018

The EQUALS Skills Coalition has two new members. Both Oxford Policy Management and Pro Mujer are organizations devoted to helping bridge the gender gaps in opportunity, education and access for women....

July 17, 2018

Youth across the world remain hungry for employment in the digital economy. Enter coding schools. They provide digital skills training and fast track students into employment. In Afghanistan, where ba...

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