Prior to COVID-19, the trend in education technology adoption and growth was establishing itself with global edtech investments that reached US$18.66 billion in 2019, and the overall market for online education was projected to reach $350 billion by 2025.
At the same time, this pandemic has undoubtedly disrupted education systems, and if learning online proves to be effective, its impact on employment loss (noting that a majority of the teaching workforce at schools is female) can be seized as an opportunity for women to take on edtech roles. In fact, research shows that women are already at the helm of some of the world’s biggest education tech brands; interestingly, they are all former teachers.
Join us for a roundtable with renowned edtech entrepreneurs, founders, investors and policymakers to discuss these and related issues. We’ll have a look at what is in store in the future of the edtech industry in general and investments in edtech in 2020 and beyond.
WBAF Virtual Roundtable:
In-depth with Global Women Leaders: Edtech in the face of COVID-19
Date: 23 June 2020
Time: 4 pm GMT
60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&A
Swati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee & High Commissioner for South Africa
Roger Collantes, Former Director of the Asia-Pacific Learning and Development Center of the Citibank
Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder and Chairman Women in Tech – Global Movement, WBAF Senator
Simo Oussidhoum, WBAF Senator, Morocco
Federico Buyolo Garcia, Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of Education, Spain
Mariana Kou, CEO Research Study Education Group, WBAF Senator, China
Olena Prykhodko, Managing Partner, Modelex; JCI Monaco National President 2018