W20 EU Update – Winter 2019

Find out here about W20 EU Delegation outreach activities in Winter 2019, including participation by Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck, Head of the W20 EU Delegation, at UNGA celebrations for 10 Years of Financial Inclusion work by Queen Màxima of Holland, hosted by UN Secretary General António Guterres and attended by Melinda French Gates, Satya Nadella, and others.

24 September 2019 – Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media Global Symposium (New York): Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck joined a 24 September Global Symposium organised by the Geena Davis Institute on the Status of Equity and Inclusion in Children’s Television at Google in New York.

25 September 2019 – Financial Inclusion for Development: Building on 10 years of Progress (New York): On 25 September at UN Headquarters in New York, Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck joined an official side-event of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, on invite of Queen Màxima of Holland, in recognition of her successes over the past ten years in advancing financial inclusion around the world, and its role in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Contributing to the event were UN Secretary General António Guterres, Ms. Melinda Gates, and the CEOs of Paypal and Microsoft, among others.

7-14 October 2019 – Women Code Festival (Brussels): The Third Annual Women Code Festival, organized by WomenInTech.brussels, took place 7-14 October in Brussels. Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck moderated the Festival opening event on 7 October, and the 6th Annual European Ada Awards ceremony, that took place at the Google Atelier in Brussels on 16 October, was an official side-event of the Festival.

14-15 October 2019 – INNOVEIT 2019 Conference (Budapest): On 14-15 October in Budapest, Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck contributed to the 2019 edition of the INNOVEIT conference, organized by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, as guest of honor and jury member for the EIT Woman Award 2019.

23 October 2019 – Mobile World Congress – Women4Tech Summit (Los Angeles): On 23 October at the Mobile World Congress Los AngelesCheryl Miller Van Dÿck joined a Women4Tech Summit panel on increasing diversity in STEM careers, including in AI, big data and cybersecurity.

21-22 November 2019 – 4IR Conference (Madrid): On 21-22 November in Madrid, Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck contributed to a conference on “Ethics and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”) with a talk on “Inclusive Digital Transformation.”

22 November 2019 – SheDIDIT Closing Event (Ghent, Belgium): Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck joined the closing event of the #SheDIDIT campaign promoting Belgian women entrepreneurs from diverse origins, for which she has been a role model and mentor since 2018.

27 November 2019 – UN EQUALS Award Ceremony at Internet Governance Forum 2019 (Berlin)As part of the 2019 Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck had the honour of joining a 27 November UN EQUALS ceremony recognising initiatives around the world that promote greater participation of girls and women in digital sectors.  Ms. Miller Van Dÿck’s foundation, the Digital Leadership Institute, was recognised in the global Leadership category by the UN EQUALS partnership which includes the UN ITU, UN Women, GSMA and EY.

25-27 November 2019 – SME Assembly (Helsinki): Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck joined the annual SME Assembly for Europe, as a delegate promoting women-led (tech) startup at the flagship event of European SME Week and an official event of the 2019 Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.

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