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About the technology contributions by women over time which have not been recorded in history the way they should have been.
The session will talk about the technology contributions by women over time which have not been recorded in history the way they should have been. Specific examples like the case of Mireva Maric, mathematician, physicist and Einstein’s first wife will be discussed.
Another such example of Susan, the Wright brothers’ mother who had an uncanny aptitude for making and design will be discussed. Her contribution in their stupendous achievement without them or her having formal schooling or University degree will be discussed.
The session will conclude by talking about how a fundamental shift in thinking and behavioural aspects is needed in the world as #MeToo movement is not about Hollywood alone but also entwines the stories of students from top Universities who stay under rated.
Speakers:Madhumalti Sharma - Founder and President, Workshop4Me a.s.b.l
Madhumalti, with more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry has been an advocate of Diversity and is recognized as extraordinary expat in Luxembourg. She has been speaker at several events including TEDx India and European Women in Technology. She is passionate about bringing girls and women into technology. To take concrete steps in that direction, she runs girls only sessions at Workshop4Me a.s.b.l, a non-profit organization she founded to teach coding skills to 7-16 year olds. The objective of Workshop4Me is to move children from being "consumers" to "creators" using technology. Their International Women's Day event in 2015 was featured by CNN International as the top 10 IWD events from around the world you would be crazy to miss.
Madhumalti is EU Code Week Ambassador for Luxembourg, mentor with the STEM Scholars program with the New York Academy of Sciences and has mentored girls for the worldwide mobile app development contest Technovation Challenge.
While working in IBM India for 11 years, she has been chairing initiatives like Women and Technology (K-12), Core team member of EXITE (Exploring Interest in Technology and Engineering) for school girls, facilitated Taking the Stage program for Women professionals in IBM and led other such initiatives. In Luxembourg, she has been on the panel of Mumpreneurs (mothers who are entrepreneurs) and on the Board of the Project Management Institute, Luxembourg Chapter.