iCareer has launched the FEMpower Summit for the first time to shed light on women in the workplace, with a special focus on the male-dominated careers including technology, sales, engineering, and supply chain.
The event gathers female experts in the aforementioned fields to share their professional experience and discuss the workplace from women’s viewpoint. iCareer organizes this summit among various programs and events that guide people to learn about the job market to become more employable.
The event was held on 17 March 2023, and powered by UKAID and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with the UN Women, the Egyptian German Center for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (EGC). It witnessed the presence of 2000+ attendees, among 20+ companies from different industries and sectors, in addition to, 100+ speakers, mentors, and career coaches.
The event aims to introduce young women to the required skills to step into the job market and get futuristic jobs in a time where the workplace witnesses unprecedented changes that call for consistent development of skills, whether after graduation or during the senior year.
Akram Marwan, the Founder and CEO of iCareer, stated: “Women represent only 38% in the fields of science and technology in Egypt.” At iCareer, we plan to boost the skills of Egyptian females through comprehensive training and capacity building aiming at bridging the gap between males and females across different fields. He also highlighted that leveraging the skills of young females will only have a positive impact on the Egyptian economy, during times where the country and the world need to collaborate across different fields to achieve sustainable economic development.