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EQUALS Webinar # 5: Foundations of Leadership
|Feb 26, 2019 - Feb 26, 2019 |,

EQUALS Webinar # 5: Foundations of Leadership

 Course Information  

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Course Description and Goal: The goal of the EQUALS Leadership Coalition Capacity-Building Course on “Business and Leadership for Women in the Technology Sector” is to develop the leadership, knowledge, and skills of women entrepreneurs and girls in the technology sector so that they can increase the competitiveness of their companies and motivate their own teams.  

Course Objectives: 

· Gain essential knowledge and skills to improve participants’ leadership 

· Learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams 

· Manage organizations as well as tools to analyse business situations and develop strategies 

· Learn from experts in the field about making your business more competitive  

Target Audience:

· Women entrepreneurs and girls in the technology sector globally but also in core project countries: Ghana, Indonesia, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa 

· Women entrepreneurs and girls across partner networks in the technology sector 

· Women employees in technology companies wishing to take the entrepreneurship route 

· Larger technology firms 

· General audience  

Course Structure Summary: The course will consist of a series of 10 webinars on various topics related to “Business and Leadership for Women and Girls in Technology” (see list of topics below). Webinars will be recorded for access at a later time and posted as links on EQUALS and other sites. Each session will require successful completion of a key follow-up activity (quiz, written assignment, application to their own business).  

On behalf of EQUALS partners, certificates will be awarded to registered participants who attend all 10 live webinars or watch the recordings and successfully complete each assignment within 7 days of the live webinar session.  

Session Dates and Topics* Each webinar will be delivered by an expert from the EQUALS Partner network. Sessions are meant to be interactive, and questions are encouraged.  

Time: 4pm GVA time/9am EST  

Duration: 1 hr  

Schedule (tentative):  

1. 31 October 2018: Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in a Digital World  

2. 19 December 2018: Turning an Idea into a Tech Business  

3. 30 January 2019: Strategic Management  

4. 12 February 2019: Interpersonal Communication and midterm evaluation  

5. 26 February 2019: Foundations of Leadership  

6. 27 March 2019: Obtaining a Loan from a Commercial Bank and Maintaining finances  

7. TBC April 2019: Creating Pitch Decks and Securing Impact Investment  

8. TBC May 2019: Negotiating contracts  

9. TBC June 2019: How to digitize your business and maximize user design/experience  

10. TBC July 2019: Marketing and Communications Strategies  

In August 2019, the EQUALS Leadership Coalition will complete the final course evaluations and awarding of certificates.  

*Please note that exact webinar dates will be confirmed 1-2 weeks ahead of time and the order of the topics are subject to change depending on the availability of experts.  

Follow-up Activity: After the session, participants will be able to submit responses for up to one week after the webinar via email to Please use the subject line: “EQUALS LEADERSHIP COALITION ACTIVITY # 5.”  

Webinar Logistics  

· To attend the course webinars and receive updates, participants must register for the course here:  

· Registered participants will be sent the webinar link on WebEx, Zoom, or Skype for Business approximately 48 hours in advance.  

· Should you have any technical difficulties with WebEx, please refer to this guide on how to use WebEx.  

· A midterm and final evaluation survey will be sent via Machform to all participants and presenters for feedback. 

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact  

For more information on the course, please visit:  

About the EQUALS Global Partnership: In 2017, ITU, GSMA, UNWOMEN, United Nations University (UNU) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), launched EQUALS, the Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. EQUALS is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together international organizations, private sector corporations, government agencies, civil society, and academia to address the growing digital gender divide. In collaboration with partners, EQUALS aims to achieve equal access and use of digital technologies; support equal participation of women in STEM programs; and promote equal participation of women professionals and leaders in the technology sector and digital entrepreneurship by 2030. For more information, visit  

About the EQUALS Leadership Coalition: ITC co-leads the EQUALS Leadership Coalition with UN Women, which aims to address the barriers that prevent women from rising to the top of their chosen technology field. Coalition members from leading private and public sector organizations will strive to empower women as ICT leaders, creators, and entrepreneurs through a range of actions that leverage their global presence and build on their own success stories including training and mentoring women to create tech businesses and readily assume leadership roles; facilitating better access to finance and funding through venture capital opportunities, angel investors and impact investors; and identifying regulatory and policy barriers that are limiting women’s ability to access and monetize opportunities. For more information on the Coalition, visit   


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