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Kristin Peterson on Inspiring Women in ICT

By Wayan Vota on October 23, 2009

As part of the Educational Technology Debate on expanding the role of women in ICT, I interviewed Kristin Peterson, co-founder and CEO of Inveneo.

I wanted to know how she was motivated to make a difference in the ICT field and how we might learn from her example to inspire girls and women in the developing world to use ICT in their chosen careers.

Interestingly enough, technology was not Kristin’s first career. Watch the video to learn more:

Note that Krisitin listed the importance of parents & mentors in formulating her desire to make a difference using ICT. My favorite was her early mentor source: TV. Through this often maligned ICT, Kristin saw powerful women role modes to emulate and give her inspiration.

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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