The Alliance partners co-host events that offer deep dives into the topics, research, and conversations behind our vision and collaborative work in AI and female empowerment. These events feature leading voices and aim to inspire and engage a broad audience.

Past Events

March 12, 2024 | New York City

A World of AI Driven Tech: Addressing a Global Talent Gap

Technovation and UNICEF brought together leading voices from different fields who have used their tech expertise to excel for a morning of panels, presentations, and networking.

Our goal was to emphasize to young women that tech education is a powerful way to break the glass ceiling and be champions and leaders of empowerment for other girls.

This event was also opportunity to galvanize the support of industry leaders and get their commitment to empowering girls and young women all over the globe. 

Back Row: Sidney Quyen Hough (Chord), Kevin Frey (Generation Unlimited), Cynthia Breazal (MIT), Sana Khareghani (Responsible AI UK)
Front Row: Rebecca Anderson (Technovation), Dr. Irina Mirkina (UNICEF), Regina Athie (Cuéntame), Laura Montells (Metricool), Wycliffe Otieno (UNICEF), Elspeth McOmish (UNESCO), Tara Chklovski (Technovation), Maliha Quadir (Shohoz), Pasang Wangmo, Fatou Yeli Kourouma

Event Photos

Photo Credit, all photos: Hechler Photographers

Event Overview

This event was a side-event to CSW, and was generously hosted at the offices of Accenture in New York City.



September 2023

The AI Forward Alliance Launch Event

Technovation launched The AI Forward Alliance at an event held in NYC in September 2023. The launch event was a side event of the UN General Assembly and featured remarks and panels from a range of partners and supporters, including Google, UNICEF, and the Grameen Foundation.

Speakers discussed the importance of empowering girls and women with critical thinking skills, technical expertise, and hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies like AI.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Van Elk

Wycliffe Otieno, Zubaida Bai, Tara Chklovski, H.E Evelyn Wever-Croes, Maya Kulycky, Anna Koivuniemi, Robert Jenkins

Agenda Recap

Welcome & Opening: Prime Minister of Aruba, H.E. Mrs. Wever Croes

Forging Future Intelligence—Women + AI: Moderated panel discussion with Robert Jenkins, UNICEF, Director, Education and Adolescent Development, and  Zubaida Bai, CEO, Grameen Foundation

Nuts & Bolts: Empowering 25 million Female Future Shapers: Rebecca Distler, AI & Digital Health,  Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Call for partners & closing remarks: Tara Chklovski, Technovation, Alicia Hammond, World Bank