The Role of Technology in Empowering Women: Global Perspective

John Boit

Kibabii University

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Citation: KIBU Conference (2017). Innovative Research and Knowledge for Global Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. Proceedings of 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference 14 – 15 June 2017. Kibabii University Main campus, Bungoma Kenya. ISBN: 978-9966-59-011-4


Technology has become a strong force in transforming social, economic, and political life globally .The paper sought to establish why most women are in the deepest part of the divide further removed from the technology age than the men whose poverty they share. If access to and use of these technologies is directly linked to social and economic development, then it is imperative to ensure that women in understanding the significance of these technologies and utilize them. If not, they will become further marginalized from the mainstream of their countries and of the world. The paper looks into reasons why many people dismiss the concern for gender and technology on the basis that development should deal with basic needs first. Technology can be an important tool in meeting women’s basic needs and can provide the access resources to lead women out of poverty .This paper highlights that Women, Gender, and Technology is an interdisciplinary volume, which contributes new insight into the ways in which issues of gender and technology infuse career structures, the use and adoption of technology, and the construction of commercial and business forces in the knowledge economy. The paper shows that the intersection of gender and technology has significant implications not only for women’s careers, but also for the greater realm of science policy, operations, and achievement.

Key Word: Technology, Innovations, Gender

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