It is a proud moment for Channeliam as we could host the Virtual Summit and Technology Hackathon in collaboration with the US State Department, utilizing the possibilities of digital space at a time when the whole world follows social distancing and discusses technology disruption.
The ‘She Power Summit’, which began with the opening remarks by American consul-general Judith Ravin, was attended by some of India’s best innovators, social entrepreneurs and speakers.
CyberDome Head ADGP Manoj Abraham, National Cyber Defense Research Center Head Satish Ashwin, Gender Park CEO – Dr PTM Suneesh, Social Entrepreneur – Senthil Kumar, The New Indian Express City Editor – Manju Lata Kalanidhi, Shruti Shrivastava from Tata Consultancy Services, I Love Nine Months Co-Founder Ganga Raj, Social Media Matters Founder – Amitabh Kumar and Corfactors CEO Sharmila Sundaram were among the keynote speakers at the three-day virtual summit.
The speakers discussed the most innovative ideas in critical sectors like ‘Cyber Security and Countering Misinformation’, ‘Re-skilling women workforce after COVID’, ‘Technology Solutions for Women’s Security and Hygiene’. Lakhs of people from South India participated in this virtual meet.
She Power became the largest digital summit organized by a media in South India. ‘Swad Foods’ was the title sponsor of the ‘She Power Technology Summit and Hackathon’, organized in collaboration with the US State Department and World Learning. Kerala Startup Mission, Gender Park, carve startup labs, Geeks Up and Green Media were also part of this great event.
More than a hundred technology ventures involving women took part in the Hackathon with their great ideas and products. What makes She Power unique was that it sought to find innovative and futuristic technology solutions addressing various critical problems faced by women. The winning startups and enterprises had female participation. We believe this is female empowerment.