EQUALS Webinar # 3: Strategic Management
|Jan 30, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 |,

EQUALS Webinar # 3: Strategic Management

Course  Information  

Register here:  http://es4b.org/survey/view.php?id=57077 

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 womenandtrade@intracen.org. Please use the subject line: “EQUALS LEADERSHIP COALITION ACTIVITY # 3.” 

Webinar Logistics  

· To attend the course webinars and receive updates, participants must register for the course here: http://es4b.org/survey/view.php?id=57077 

· 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 womenandtrade@intracen.org 

For more information on the course, please visit: https://www.equals.org/leadership-webinar  


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 www.equals.org/about-us.  

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
https://www.equals.org/leadership.
 

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