Seizing Opportunity for Gender Equality: How Women Are Driving Data for Social Impact

March 29, 2023 6am PT / 9am ET / 1pm GMT / 6:30pm IST

Data holds the potential to solve society’s most significant challenges, but we face a daunting data divide. 2.5 quintillion megabytes of data are collected about people every day, yet a third of people worldwide live offline. What happens when this data does not represent the people it is meant to serve? What happens when it does not represent women? And what can be different when women are at the table, driving decisions with data? 

Across the world, women’s experiences in healthcare, social and environmental justice, and financial inclusion are often marginalized and overlooked, but representing women in data and empowering women to use data has the power to change this.  

This year’s United Nations theme for International Women’s Day is innovation and technology for gender equality. We agree: Bringing women into technology results in more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovation that meets women’s needs and promotes gender equality.  

Join and a panel of experts who are advancing the use of data about women, and by women. Speakers bring a range of perspectives and lived experiences, as funders, academics, researchers, and social enterprise leaders. Moderated by’s Chief Marketing and Product Officer, Perry Hewitt, this online event will illuminate the impact of representing women’s experiences through data to create more equitable policies, fund purpose-driven innovation, and accelerate sustainable systems change.