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Innovate Your Future: Empower young women through technology, 6 June 2013
6 Jun 2013 -  Around the globe, women are less likely than men to have access to technology. This is a gap that exists in developing and developed countries alike. With an aim to address this issue and propose ways to empower young women, ECOSOC and ITU hosted a Google+ Hangout on 6 June featuring Academy Award winning Actor and ITU Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT, Ms. Geena Davis. Other panelists who joined Ms. Davis included Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth; Ms. Doreen Bogdan, Chief Strategic Planning and Membership, ITU; Ms. Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer, Mashable; and Ms. Blair Christie, Senior Vice-President, Government Affairs & Global Corporate Communications of Cisco. Leading the discussion was Gary Fowlie, Head of the liaison office of ITU in New York. The event was arranged as part of ECOSOC's major online campaign "Innovate Your Future", featured on Facebook, Twitter and Thunderclap, seeking worldwide support to help empower youth and shape future innovators. The Google+ Hangout event was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Innovate your Future Campaign: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/youth2013/