Ericsson Egypt participates in "Tekla Dialogue" to empower girls in technology
As part of celebrating the International Women's Day, Ericsson Egypt and the Swedish embassy in Cairo jointly hosted "Tekla Dialogue" at the Swedish embassy in Egypt, on 8-9 March 2020. The event included a workshop to train girls on data encryption, Artificial Intelligence and innovation, as well as a panel on technology and creativity and women's under-representation in this sector.
The first day of Tekla Dialogue featured a workshop for 30 girls from Egyptian schools, aged between 12 to 15 years, in which engineers from Artificial Intelligence subdivision at Ericsson Egypt delivered a training workshop on several ICT-related topics and innovation.
On the second day, a panel was held on the under-representation of women in the technology sector, addressing means to increase opportunities to empower women and girls. The panel, was joined by Amir Sherif, CEO and Founder of ‘Wazzuf’ and ‘Forasna’, Randa El Sawi, News and Media Director at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Dr. Sherif El Qassas, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the American University in Cairo and an expert in security management, software engineering and open source technologies and Yasmine Moustafa, an Egyptian scientist specializing in energy and environment engineering, who had asteroid ‘31910 Moustafa’ named in her honor by NASA.
Tekla Dialogue is a key initiative launched by Swedish pop star, Robyn. The two-day event, held in the Middle East for the first time this year in Cairo, is organized by the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy and Ericsson, to engage more girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects.