Ann Mei Chang: Women and Technology
Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of State, is partnering with Bryn Mawr College to design a day of Institute programming that will focus on communications and technology for social change. The program will be dedicated to showcasing innovative tools that can be used by leaders to communicate, organize, and contribute to social change and the day will begin with a keynote address by Chang addressing the gender digital divide.
The Office of Global Women’s Issues, under the leadership of former Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer, was foundational to the formation of WPSP in early 2011, making Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s vision for the partnership with the historic Seven Sister colleges a reality.
In her work at the State Department, Ann Mei Chang explore sopportunities to leverage technology to improve the lives of women and girls around the world. Writing a recent post for the Federal Communications Commission, Chang explains the gaps in access to technology impact women globally and why responding to this gap is critical to development.
“We need more people to produce more advances and women can be part of that equation. there aren’t enough men to do all the jobs that are available today.”