Indosat Ooredoo announced Wednesday the launch of SheHacks 2021, an innovation programme for Indonesian women that uses technology to address the challenges of gender inequality.
SheHacks 2021 is part of Indosat Ooredoo’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy under its Women's Empowerment pillar.
SheHacks 2021 was launched at an event hosted 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, the head of Programmes at UN Women Indonesia.
Indosat Ooredoo president director and chief executive Ahmad al-Neama, speaking at the launch event, 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 underlined the strong relations between Qatar and Indonesia, which have led to wonderful possibilities and big opportunities for a programme like SheHacks.
This year's SheHacks will focus on addressing inequality in three main areas: economy, education, and health.
SheHacks 2021 aims to reach more than 1,000 Indonesian women as participants and engage with various other women's empowerment communities across Indonesia.
To enter SheHacks 2021, participants can register and submit their programme proposals until July 9, 2021.
All Indonesian women aged under 40 years can join the competition in a team of maximum three members.
Information on how to register and other details on SheHacks 2021 can be accessed at: https://shehacks.id/