“IDEMIA India Foundation is Committed to Making A Meaningful Impact By Addressing Social And Environmental Challenges”

“IDEMIA India Foundation is Committed to Making A Meaningful Impact By Addressing Social And Environmental Challenges”

IDEMIA Foundation has been consistently empowering the unprivileged communities through its impactful initiatives. It leverages cutting-edge technologies to upskill the individuals, especially women in a quest to boost digital literacy. Their commitment to gender equality and tech empowerment shines through their initiatives, making a tangible difference in the lives of many. On International Women’s Day, Rajeev Ranjan, Editor, Digital Terminal exclusively talked to Manisha Dubey, Head of IDEMIA India Foundation & VP Marketing Communications & Brand, IDEMIA. The discussion revolved around how they are empowering women in the technology sector. Read the excerpts below.

Rajeev: Can you elaborate on how IDEMIA India Foundation aligns with India’s broader vision for digital empowerment and education?

Manisha: IDEMIA India Foundation, aligned with IDEMIA's overarching Impact program with a vision for digital empowerment and education, prioritizes initiatives aimed at leveraging technology to empower individuals and communities. With a particular focus on women, the foundation actively promotes digital inclusion by providing access to education and skills development programs such as Data Management, Data Analytics, AWS, and Tech support, tailored to enhance digital literacy and technical proficiency. Through ongoing efforts, including digital education initiatives, skill development programs, community outreach, and research and innovation endeavors, the foundation plays a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide and ensuring that all individuals, especially women, have the resources and opportunities to thrive in the digital age.

Rajeev: Given your extensive experience, how do you see the role of IDEMIA Foundation in shaping the future of learning, skilling, especially in the digital realm?

Manisha: The foundation spearheads initiatives that harness cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize education and skill development, ensuring they are accessible, inclusive, and tailored to the needs of learners in the digital age. By investing in innovative digital learning platforms, leveraging data analytics for personalized learning experiences, and promoting the adoption of emerging technologies. IDEMIA Foundation drives transformative change in how knowledge and skills are acquired and applied. Additionally, the foundation's focus on digital empowerment, especially for women from marginalized communities and Persons with Disability, bridging the digital divide and ensures that no one is left behind in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Rajeev: Any specific key initiatives have you spearheaded to promote skilling, mentorship, and social impact?

Manisha: One of the key initiatives spearheaded by IDEMIA India Foundation is the offering of a Cloud Computing program tailored specifically for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and women. This program aims to empower these underserved groups by providing them with essential skills in cloud computing, a rapidly growing field with numerous job opportunities. IDEMIA India Foundation ensures that the program not only imparts technical knowledge but also incorporates mentorship and support to help participants succeed. Moreover, the foundation guarantees an 85% placement rate for students who complete the program, thus providing tangible outcomes and enabling socio-economic empowerment through skill development and employment opportunities. This initiative exemplifies IDEMIA India Foundation's commitment to promoting skilling, mentorship, and social impact by addressing the unique needs of marginalized communities and empowering them to thrive in the digital economy.

Rajeev: What motivates your active participation in CSR activities, particularly as the head of IDEMIA foundation?

Manisha: As the head of IDEMIA Foundation, my active participation in CSR activities is motivated by a strong sense of responsibility towards society. I firmly believe that we have a duty to give back and contribute positively to the communities in whatever position we are. IDEMIA India Foundation is committed to making a meaningful impact by addressing social and environmental challenges through our CSR initiatives. I am driven by the opportunity to create positive change, empower marginalized groups, and foster sustainable development. Through our efforts, we aim to leave a lasting legacy of social responsibility and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Rajeev: What as per you is the one major challenge for women working in the tech sector? Based on your experience, what will be your advice on how to empower them?

Manisha: One major challenge for women working in the tech sector is the pervasive gender imbalance and lack of representation at all levels, from entry-level positions to leadership roles. This gender disparity can result in biases, discrimination, and barriers to advancement for women in tech. To empower women in the tech sector, it's essential to address this challenge. To empower them, it's crucial to address this challenge by fostering inclusive work environments, advocating for equal opportunities, and providing mentorship and networking opportunities.

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