Russia’s Women Empowerment Strategy: Outplaying EU & US | Lights on Europe & Cheryl Miller Van Dyck

Patriarchy is a real thing. The more you have to give to society, the harder it is. How to lessen the suffering? Join us in this unique conversation with a founder of the Digital Leadership Institute, mother of four, policy influencer with decades of experience from Brussels to Washington. Cheryl shares – How to deal with the overwhelm of women empowerment not really advancing – Why she chose her focus on women in democracy as a national security issue – How to get more women into cybersecurity, and once that’s done, how to inspire them to choose policy careers rather than much better paying tech business – The transatlantic differences in using women empowerment in AI as a national security strategy and how Russia managed to get it right – Trap of ageism & sexism in the current paradigm forgetting native leadership talents of women. —————– HERE IS MORE ABOUT Cheryl Miller Van Dyck, Founding Director of Digital Leadership Institute: In a career spanning 25 years, Cheryl Miller Van Dyck has held global leadership roles in blue chip companies in the transport, banking, telecom and IT industries in Asia, North America, Europe and Russia. As founder of the Brussels-based Digital Leadership Institute, she has spent the last eight years leveraging disruptive technologies for the benefit of the world’s most under-served communities. Cheryl’s pioneering work is recognized by the United Nations, European Parliament and private sector organizations, and she is regularly invited to speak and author articles on the subjects of digital disruption, industry 4.0, entrepreneurship, innovation, education, digital inclusion, and the workforce of the future. Cheryl has presented at the United Nations in Geneva and New York, at the European Parliament in Brussels, and at global industry events like Mobile World Congress, TEDx, EmTech, OSCON, CPDP and FOSDEM. Cheryl is member of the governing board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition for Europe, member of the board of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Platform, Brussels Ambassador to Startup Europe Week, three-time Belgian Ambassador for Code Week Europe, and Belgium Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She is on the board of several tech startups, and actively coaches and invests in early stage enterprises.Cheryl has a degree in International Relations, Law & Organizations from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and a Master of International Business Studies from the prestigious Moore School of Business. She is an English native and speaks, reads and writes Japanese, Dutch, French, Italian and Russian.

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