© Sheila Beladinejad
Gender disparity in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is a critical issue impacting the socio-economical state of our societies. I will shed light on the criticality of the problem and cover practical steps individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations can make to reduce the gap, foster innovation, and drive economic growth.
Women in AI & Robotics: Women in AI & Robotics Germany is a network of experts and professionals in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, working towards gender-inclusive, ethical, and responsible solutions that benefit society. Their mission is to close the gender gap in AI & Robotics and increase female representation and participation through advocacy, events, workshops, mentorship, education, hackathons, and startup accelerator programs. They are a German non-profit organization headquartered in Munich.
Women in AI and Robotics
Sheila Beladinejad is the founder and CEO of O Canada Tech & President of Women in AI & Robotics.
As a software engineer with a degree in Computer Science & Industrial Engineering and over 20 years of experience in technology, she has worked on major initiatives in the telecommunication industry responsible for launching new products and services at a global level.
Additionally, Sheila has expertise in conducting technical due diligence during the Merger and Acquisition process for investors. She helps Private Equity firms and Venture Capitalists evaluate the software side of the target companies of interest and provide risk mitigation assessments, often including a post-closure technical roadmap. She has worked on multi-million-dollar acquisitions in Europe, Canada, and the United States, evaluating and assessing the target companies' software architecture, artificial intelligence, infrastructure, scalability, and agility.
As the President of the Women in AI & Robotics (W.AI.R.) association in 2021, Sheila has committed to reducing the gender gap in AI & Robotics at the UN Women's Generation Equality Forum (ActForEquality). This act is explicitly targeting SDG Goal 5, Gender Equality. Sheila is dedicated to increasing women's representation in AI & Robotics through building a strong network of support from experts in our communities, advocacy, education, mentorship, and startup accelerator programs.
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