Skopje, 29 May 2020 (MIA) — This crisis brought many challenges but also opportunities for introducing new technologies and businesswomen should take them to improve things in the future, Finance Minister Nina Angelovska said at a discussion panel, part of the recent Women in Tech Virtual World Tour.
Taking part in the panel focused on encouraging women to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, titled “Global Solutions for Global Challenges – Diplomatic Vision to Empower Women In STEM,” Minister Angelovska said that digital is the only way that businesses are going to develop and move forward.
“The digital [way] is the only way for development and taking a step forward,” she noted. “We no longer have the opportunity to choose whether we work in a traditional or a digital way; now everyone has to adapt.
“This needs to be used wisely, especially by women entrepreneurs.
“This pandemic will end – and when it does, it is up to us how much smarter, better, and more efficiently we end up working.
“It’s all up to how fast we adapt to the situation. Workers, citizens, and businesses are going to have new skills, new business models are going to be developed, a large part of them will change, and technology will definitely play a key role in all of these sectors and economies worldwide.”
The 24h online conference organized by the non-profit organization championing women entrepreneurs convened more than 150 speakers — world leaders from industry, government, academia, and the non-profit sector — together for over 60 live panels.
Nina Angelovska is one of the first seven top advocates for women in tech and e-commerce chosen by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development first held in Geneva in 1964. mr/