Skip to main content

women in tech

ITU/R. Farrell

Women face cultural and safety barriers in entering the digital economy

Women are more reluctant to engage in the digital economy because of cultural and safety barriers, coupled with a lack of technical skills.

That’s according to Barbara Wanner, Vice President for information, communications and technology (ICT) at the United States Council for International Business.

She’s been attending the Internet Governance Forum in Mexico, organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).