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Sheikha Bodour Calls for Greater Involvement of Women in Policymaking

Sheikha Bodour Calls for Greater Involvement of Women in Policymaking

Sheikha Bodour Al-Qasimi, President of Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, called for more women to be included in policymaking to maximize the benefits and limit the dangers of new technology.
She spoke at the 2nd Women in Tech Global Summit in Paris and addressed more than 400 international delegates from business, government, civil society, and the arts.

She shared data from UN Women showing that women remain severely underrepresented at all levels of decision-making and across political life in general.

Al-Qasimi described women as creators of social fabric who, if empowered to be more influential in decision-making, would deliver policies that unlock the benefits of new technologies while managing their potential harms to communities.
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