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Closing the Digital Divide

Friday, November 17, 2023, 57 p.m.


When was the last time you left home without your phone? In our world, access to digital technology is critical to everyday activities like work, school, health care, and socializing. However, despite the importance of technology, many across the globe have little or no access, creating a digital divide.

Today, closing the digital divide is increasingly important, especially for those of us in the social work and health professions. The Fordham Institute of Women and Girls  and the International Health Awareness Network have selected global speakers from business, the healthcare industry, schools, libraries, IT, and social work to address this issue and offer some solutions.

Join us to hear their ideas and suggest some new ones!

Speaker Topics

Close the Gap
Peter Manderick, General Manager, Close the Gap

Success of Digital Literacy in Kerala India
Vijaya Melnick, Ph.D., Co-President, International Health Awareness Network

Telehealth in Australia
Gabrielle Casper, FRANZCOG, President, International Health Awareness Network

New Tech Devices on Health
Kristen Treglia, Senior Instructional Technologist, Fordham University Information Technology

Women of Golden Thread
Eduard Bruwer, UX Designer, International Health Awareness Network

The Role of Libraries
Maddie Hines, Head of Digital Strategy, Montgomery County Public Libraries

The Student Perspective
Frankie Heppell, MSW Student, Fordham University