The Women'S Entrepreneurship Accelerator Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary Milestone ...

When it comes to women in the tech industry, there's a "digital gender gap," according to a new report from the UN's Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator.

The problem, the authors write, is that "digital technologies, platforms, and tools can be safe, inclusive, and accessible to women...

unless they are designed to be safe, inclusive, and accessible to women."

In fact, the UN report notes, "a lack of capital and investment, limited access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), and uneven distribution of opportunity and financial resources" are among the barriers women face, per the Edmonton Journal.

So the WEA, a three-year-old accelerator focused on helping women start and grow tech businesses, has come up with a series of recommendations to help close the gap.

Among them: Create a global investment fund for women entrepreneurs.

(Here's what's happening in Silicon Valley.) Read the Entire Article


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