SheHacks 2021, an innovation initiative for Indonesian women that utilises technology to solve gender inequalities, was introduced by Indosat Ooredoo on Wednesday.
SheHacks 2021 is an integral part of Indosat Ooredoo’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy under its Women’s Empowerment pillar.
SheHacks 2021 unveiled an event organised by Indosat Ooredoo and attended by Indonesia’s Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini, millennial presidential expert staff Angkie Yudistia, Qatar’s ambassador to Indonesia Fawziya E al-Sulaiti, and Dwi Faiz, UN Women Indonesia’s head of Programmes.
This year’s SheHacks will concentrate on three major areas of inequality: the economy, education, and health.
Speaking at the inaugural event, Ahmad al-Neama, president director and chief executive of Indosat Ooredoo, said:
“Empowering women by improving their economic capacity through the use of digital technology has long been a priority for Indosat Ooredoo.”
“This is why we initiated SheHacks in 2020 and expanded the programme this year,” he said. “Through the programme, we aim to provide mentorship and training to Indonesian women, helping them develop digital solutions to address some of the real problems they face.”
Al-Sulaiti emphasised Qatar’s significant ties with Indonesia, which have resulted in magnificent possibilities and substantial advantages for a programme like SheHacks.