Technology: Obstacle or Enabler for Inclusion and Participation?

  • 14 Apr 2021
  • 10:30 - 12:00
  • Online



What can be done to ensure that technology, often hailed as the answer to combatting society's biggest challenges, tackles rather than perpetuates racial, gender, socioeconomic and other inequalities? What are some of the options for more inclusive AI? How can technology contribute to building a fairer and more just society for all?

This interactive online event will seek to address these pressing questions and more, drawing on the experience of those working to democratise technology. It will take place on the 14th April from 10:30 to 11:30 CET.

The event will be followed by an optional 30-minute networking session from 11:30 to 12:00 CET.


10:30-11:30 CET - PANEL DEBATE  

  • 10:30-10:35: Opening Remarks by Thaima Samman, WIL President and Partner at SAMMAN Law & Corporate Affairs
  • 10:35-11:05: Panel discussion moderated by Maija Salvén HaasWIL Member and Head of Government Affairs Nordic/Baltic/CH & Wallet at Apple, with the following guest speakers: 
    • Sue Berry, International Diversity Project Manager at WIL Premium Partner, Orange
    • Anna-Lena Hosenfeld, Managing Director at Digital für Alle ("Digital for All")
    • Fiona O'Brien, WIL Member and EMEA Chief Channel Officer & Head of Operations at WIL WTP Partner, Lenovo
    • Constanze Osei-Becker, Head of Society and Innovation Policy, DACH, at Facebook
  • 11:05:11:25: Q&A with audience
  • 11:25-11:30: Wrap up by Talent in 6th edition of the Women Talent Pool Programme


  • 11:30-12:00: Networking in breakout rooms

 Should you be interested in joining this initiative but are not a member of our network do not hesitate to contact Ainara Vilaseca, WIL Project Manager & WTP Programme Coordinator (; +33 970 403 310).

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