Editor's Note: Stuart Meadley and Alex Stock contributed to this report. This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
Our society and economy are built on connections and relationships. Digital technology provides the possibility of a truly inclusive society, supporting the greatest number of participants, with services and quality of life never before possible.
The digital revolution signals an era of huge opportunity. It is already affecting us all – changing the ways in which we interact as individuals and societies. It is providing us with more opportunities and greater choice but it is also disruptive and is changing the ways we live our lives. To truly benefit – it also requires us to develop new skills and confidence constantly.
The Points of Light Civic Accelerator Seeks to Scale the Most Innovative and Promising Social Ventures Addressing Digital and Financial Inclusion Through Its Spring 2016 Program
ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Points of Light Civic Accelerator, the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on "civic ventures,” has launched an application to call for innovative, early-stage social ventures with business models that focus on digital and financial inclusion to help more people succeed in the digital economy.
Girls in India face many gender barriers when pursuing a career. English classes taught by Alcatel-Lucent employee volunteers, and virtual mentorship sessions with high-level staff prepare and motivate girl students of ConnectEd to develop and achieve their career goals.
Despite her husband’s objections, Rashmi joined the ICT course offered with ConnectEd India. ConnectEd opens conversations among students about gender roles and helps address the technology gender gap.
Read more about how Rashmi is closing the gender gap in technology and preparing for work in Delhi.
As an engineer working for a global communications networking company, I cannot overstate the value of having a good education. My teenage son, however, is more amazed by the fact that I was schooled during the “B.C. era” -- before computers. Looking back on my years in high school, it’s hard to imagine how I excelled without a PC, let alone Internet access. Back then of course, we didn’t know what we were missing. Now we do.