FP Virtual Dialogue: Women, Peace & Security for the Digital Age

Putting gender on the tech agenda

Our digital lives are being shaped mostly by a small group of people working in big tech — and most of them are men. The gender divide at the heart of the world’s most powerful tech companies makes everyone – not just women – less safe online. Research shows that a less diverse tech ecosystem increases the likelihood of serious security gaps. What can be done about it?

Foreign Policy,  in partnership with Our Secure Future, brought together leading voices at the intersection of tech, gender and digital governance to answer what’s at stake when it comes to national security, inclusive economic growth, and political stability around the world.

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The livestream will begin at 11:00 am EDT


Kara Swisher

Host, Sway, New York Times and Co-host, Pivot, New York Media
Kara Anne Swisher is an American journalist. Described by Newsweek as Silicon Valley's "most powerful tech journalist", she is an opinion writer for The New York Times, a contri...
FP-Kara Swisher
FP-Kara Swisher

Ifeoma Ajunwa, J.D., Ph.D

Professor and Founding Director of the Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making Research Program, UNC Law
Dr. Ajunwa is a tenured law professor at the UNC School of Law and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business where she is a Rethinc. lab Fellow. She...
Ifeoma Ajunwaat Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Friday, July 12, 2019. 
(Photo by Heather Ainsworth)
Ifeoma Ajunwaat Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Friday, July 12, 2019. (Photo by Heather Ainsworth)

Camille Francois

Chief Innovation Officer, Graphika
Camille François works on cyber conflict and digital rights online. She is the Chief Innovation Officer at Graphika, where she leads the company’s work to detect and mitigate...
Camille Francois
Camille Francois

Lisa Roman

Vice President of Public Policy, Bumble
Lisa Roman is Vice President for Public Policy at Bumble, where she focuses on strengthening rules and norms to support healthy and equitable relationships. Previously, she work...

Moira Whelan

Director, Democracy and Technology, National Democratic Institute
Moira Whelan has more than 20 years of experience at the forefront of international engagement and technology. Before joining NDI she was a foundi...
FP-Moira Whelan
FP-Moira Whelan

Sahana Dharmapuri

Sahana Dharmapuri is the Director of Our Secure Future, a program of One Earth Future Foundation. From 2006-2016 she was an independent gender advisor on gender, peace, and secu...

Amelia Lester

Amelia Lester is the executive editor at Foreign Policy. She has worked as a journalist on three continents, most recently reporting in Japan for publications including the E...