“How to empower women through innovation”; A dialogue organized by the University of Aruba and the Government of Aruba

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ORANJESTAD – On March 2, 2023, the Prime Minister of Aruba, Evelyn Wever-Croes, spoke at the special event held by the University of Aruba, How to empower women through innovation, in connection with International Women’s Day.

Since the theme was “How to empower women through innovation”, the University of Aruba and the Government organized a dialogue with different students of the University of Aruba and from the community to talk about the “position of women and digitalization.”

It is no secret that the University recently started the SISSTEM faculty, which will prepare the next generation for future jobs in which digitalization plays an important role. There are still more questions about what else we can do on this matter. Hence it was the main reason for the dialogue.

During the session, they talked about some aspects of the law, legislation, and policy, but also about the essential role of the parents whose children use social media.

The dialogue led to various recommendations in which direction the Government should put more attention to innovation policy for the future.

“I thank Mrs. Viola Heutger, rector of the UA, Mrs. Deborah Alexander, and Mrs. Charisse Hoen, who took the responsibility to coordinate this morning and the entire team of the UA for organizing such a beautiful and successful event in which I, carrier of innovation had the opportunity to share my ideas and listen to the students and the teachers’ opinion in all the areas that represent the UA” the Prime Minister expressed.