Looking back at our Davos week, it was a week filled with inspiration and impact. We championed Mia's mission, launched our Global AI Working Group, participated in panels and roundtables, connected with visionary leaders, and engaged in conversations critical to the future of technology and inclusion.
We've captured these moments in photos to highlight the contributions and the powerful discussions that took place. From leadership to innovation, these images remind us of the progress we've made and the Mia community we're building. This week has reinforced our commitment to empowering women in AI and technology and we could not be more motivated to start our 2024 with championing more economic mobility for diverse talents across the globe.
Janna Salokangas joins "Including the World" in AI Panel
At the AI House in Davos, Mia - Mission Impact Academy co-founder, Janna Salokangas, took center stage in a panel discussion, "Including the World". Addressing the crucial role of AI education for all, this conversation spotlighted the necessity of inclusivity and upskilling in AI's evolving landscape, setting the stage for a future where technology empowers everyone equally.
Tarja Stephens joins Women & AI Panel, Driving Economic Mobility at Davos
During the week, Mia - Mission Impact Academy's Tarja Stephens contributed to the "Women & AI" panel alongside partners like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This session highlighted the essential role of women in AI, discussing gender-inclusive workplaces, educational empowerment, and support for women-led ventures, emphasizing the need for diversity and economic mobility in the AI industry.
Mia Partners with Finnish Flow at their Annual Davos Event
Mia - Mission Impact Academy joined as network partner at Finnish Flow's annual event, bringing together global leaders to address pressing global issues through the Finnish Flow Davos Roundtables. With a focus on creating sustainable futures and leveraging technology for societal good, the discussions moved beyond theory to forge actionable strategies for 2034.
Mia Leadership Roundtable at Davos Sets Stage for AI's Role in Social Impact
During Davos, Mia - Mission Impact Academy launched its AI Working Group at a global leadership roundtable, focusing on AI's role in social causes. This initiative, chaired by Bleu Blakslee from Save the Children, represents a pivotal step in bridging AI technology with the non-profit sector, aiming to drive meaningful impact through effective AI utilization.
The Mia team attended the 'Women's AI Breakfast' at AI House Davos, a gathering of leading women in AI discussing diversity and inclusivity's vital role in AI's future. Key topics included addressing AI bias, shaping a positive AI narrative, enhancing diversity in AI training, inclusive AI regulation, and collaborative AI development. These discussions emphasized the importance of diverse talent and perspectives in creating equitable and innovative AI solutions. This event, hosted by Vera Futorjanski and Nicole Büttner, reinforced the commitment to a more inclusive and equitable future in AI technology.
Celebrating Women Leaders at Davos during the World Economic Forum Week
At the Davos World Economic Forum, the spotlight was on women's vital representation, sparking inspiring discussions on gender equality and economic mobility. Amidst these conversations, the underrepresentation of women in the AI sector emerged as a pressing challenge. The event underscored the importance of inclusive innovation and the role of women in driving forward technological advancements. With a call to action for more diverse voices in AI, the aim is to ensure technologies benefit everyone, highlighting a collective mission to celebrate and amplify women's achievements in emerging tech.
As we leave the magic mountain, here are some takeaways:
Human-Centric Technology: AI is here and will affect everyone. We have a big responsibility to build a future where technology includes everyone. The true value of technology lies in its ability to connect and empower people.
Skills-Based Learning and Hiring: AI is not just for specialists anymore; we're all in this together. Every employer needs to focus on teaching their workforce new skills to keep up and create more jobs. Collaboration is key for businesses and governments to help everyone keep up with these changes.
Diverse Voices in AI: There's an urgent need for more diverse voices in building the future of AI. Advocating for more women's voices in AI is critical for creating a balanced and forward-looking tech landscape.
Innovation as a Catalyst: The development of AI is happening at an incredible pace. We need to provide access to new pathways for learning and development in the tech sector that will drive responsible innovation.
Thank you all for the inspiring discussions and for supporting Mia - Mission impact academy's mission! The entire Mia team is grateful for every connection and the journey ahead. In 2024, we are looking forward to new partnerships and collaborations, as well as the courage to break barriers together.
Excited to see what's next!🌍
With Gratitude, Janna Salokangas and Tarja Stephens, Co-Founders of Mia