Making innovation and technology work for women

This background paper highlights the key barriers that contribute towards creating and sustaining the gender gap in innovation and technology, including the limited market awarenss and investment in innovations that meet the needs of women; the gender-blind approach to innovation; the under-representation of women as innovators and entrepreneurs; and the perceived high risk, low reward profile of investing in innovations for women and girls. The paper also outlines the concrete action that UN Women and its partners are taking to address them.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Technology; Information and communications technology (ICT); Economic empowerment

Resource type: Briefs

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2017

Number of pages: 19

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)