MGI’s Dr Ava Maxam presented on challenges and successes of building a STEM career at the International Women’s Day Conference hosted by the Bureau of Gender Affairs March 8th, 2023, at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston.
Under the theme “DigitAll: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”, Dr Maxam highlighted the importance of gender parity in mainstreaming STEM education of young girls and boys by building knowledge and skills from early formative years instead of waiting until high school to introduce STEM principles.
This will go a far way in Jamaica’s ability to succeed under the global 4th Industrial Revolution for “creating cyber-based and artificial intelligence-based services that are useful and cutting-edge while being feasible”.
International Women’s Day Banner Event is hosted annually by the Bureau of Gender Affairs, a division of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Full video of 2023 event found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhHApp2WgWA