"I strongly believe there should be a much greater role in technology for women, not only as users but also as innovators, business owners and industry leaders," said HTC chairwoman and founder Cher Wang. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
In a discussion on the Equal Futures Partnership, dedicated to promoting women's rights, Cher Wang announced that she will be donating 100,000 HTC tablets to young women in Asia-Pacific countries. HTC is a major Taiwanese manufacturer of Android and Windows smartphones.
"My hope is that those young women (who get HTC tablets) will be empowered to define a greater role for themselves and millions more will be empowered to the path of a more prosperous future," she said. She emphasized the tablets as a powerful platform to emphasize science and technology learning.
Cher Wang said, "I strongly believe there should be a much greater role in technology for women, not only as users but also as innovators, business owners and industry leaders."
She noted that she had founded HTC to create a pocket-sized computer, and now "the dream has come true and now my next dream is to make the world a more equal place for women."
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Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.