March 11: W3O Women's Day – Making the Philippines ICT Gender SensitiveJanette Toral
This March 11, DigitalFilipino.com is organizing a W3O Women’s Day Event with the theme “Making the Philippines ICT Gender Sensitive” This will be at the 6th floor of the Department of Trade and Industry, Gil Puyat Ave, corner Makati Avenue, Makati City from 9 am to 5 pm.
This is an echo of our lessons learned in the ICT & Gender Forum (August – Malaysia) and Women’s Electronic Network Training (October – Korea).
W3O or Women in Web, Wireless, and Outsourcing is a small discussion group for women that interacts on various IT issues. Interested women can sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/w3o
We are inviting everyone, regardless of gender, to participate in this one day forum and exchange ideas on the path towards gender
sensitivity in ICT.
The fee for this whole day, non-profit forum is only 700 pesos to cover the cost of lunch and two snack food, speaker tokens, and handouts. Due to limited space, we can only accommodate 30 participants in this forum.
Our sincerest thanks to the Office of Special Concerns of DTI, who handles the Gender and Development program, for accommodating us in this special day.
8 am to 9 am – registration
9 am to 9:15 – flag ceremony, prayer, welcome
9:15 to 9:30 – Keynote (DTI)
9:30 to 10:30 – A Gender Perspective: The Filipino Internet and Mobile Phone User
Speaker: Janette Toral, DigitalFilipino.com
10:30 to 11 AM – Snack Break
11 AM to 12:30 – Women and ICT Entrepreneurship: Lessons learned sharing in putting up one’s ICT business
Speakers: Grace Dimaranan, Top Peg Animation
Shery Ma Belle Arrieta, e-WritersPlace
12:30 to 1:30 PM – Lunch Break
1:30 to 3:00 PM – Women in the IT Workplace: Is the ICT workplace today gender sensitive?
Speakers: Eloisa Tinio, Systems Technology Institute
Cheryl Fuerte, IT/Web Consultant
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Barriers, challenges, and programs that can be developed for gender sensitivity in ICT.
Making the Philippines ICT Gender Sensitive Summary
Speaker: Janette Toral – DigitalFilipino.com
Kindly confirm your seat at the earliest time by sending an email to
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