Equal Opportunities in the Digital Age

06 Jun , 15:00–16:15
People First
Pavilion G, conference hall G8

Such issues as the greater and more equal inclusion of women in public, political, and economic life are inextricably linked to the opportunities presented by the new industrial revolution and the transition of the world economy to the digital age. Digital and information technologies are transforming our understanding of production and management and fundamentally changing people’s daily lives. On the one hand, the emergence of virtual business platforms and new formats for consumption and information exchange open up opportunities for creating new forms of employment, start-ups, and combining business with other areas of life. At the same time, changes in the map of professions go far beyond any narrow set of skills and abilities. The emergence of professions at the juncture of technology and science require the comprehensive training of professionals who must apply knowledge of the high-tech and digital spheres as well as humanitarian, social, and cultural areas. Access to education and science and the active involvement of women in high-tech and humanities (STEAM) are crucial requirements that will determine equal opportunities in the era of digitalization and allow women not only to fully realize the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but also to contribute to the sustainable development of society. What contribution do women make to strengthening national and global economic, social, political, and cultural potential? What new challenges are women facing in the digitalized labour market? What responses can be offered by governments, businesses, and women themselves? How can women’s entrepreneurial activity be increased?

Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Chief Executive Officer, Skolkovo Forum

David Beasley, Executive Director, The United Nations World Food Programme
Iris Dzeba, Chief Executive Officer, IBM in Russia and the CIS
Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Natalya Kasperskaya, President, InfoWatch Group
Svetlana Lukash, Deputy Head, Expert Department of the President of the Russian Federation; Russian G20 Sherpa
Victoria Panova, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU)
Olga Paskina, Chief Executive Officer, National Media Group
Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the Republic of Srpska

Front row participants
Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Elena Myakotnikova, Corporate Director, Agency for Strategic Initiatives
Marina Rakova, Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Tatyana Terentyeva, Director of Human Resources, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Aysel Trudel, Co-Founder, Member of the Board of Directors,
Nadiya Cherkasova, Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board, Otkritie FC Bank; Chairperson of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Committee, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses OPORA RUSSIA