Huawei webinar focuses on gender equality, Finnish experience shared

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HELSINKI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tech company Huawei on Thursday held a webinar focusing on gender equality, especially in tech industry, following the "#huawei4her" campaign on social media.

On the webinar, held jointly by Huawei Finland and Huawei Europe, Finnish and EU experts responded to questions submitted by participants worldwide, discussing the difficulties women are facing in daily life and at work. The Finnish experience to gender equality drew great attention.

"Families and schools should tell the girls to be brave and take the chance of studying technology," said Kaarle Hameri, the Chancellor of the University of Helsinki.

Research indicates girls tend to underestimate their skills and talent, thus are cautious in taking studies in mathematics or physics, said Hameri, regretting that girls probably get wrong signals early in their schooling before they find in testing that they actually are good, and then it could be too late.

Lucia Klestincova, member of the Equality Task Force set up by the European Commissioner for Equality, said that technology should be used for advancing the position of women, and the requirement of diversity should be embedded in all societal decisions.

Setting the scene for the event, Abraham Liu, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, noted in a press release that "diminishing the gender gap in working life is one of the priorities of Huawei." Enditem

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