Yesterday, I was able to attend the first day of the Digital Development Forum at the Asian Development Bank. It was a day filled with insights from leaders in both industry and humanitarian work.
I started my day with a hearty breakfast of Vietnamese sardines and garlic rice.
The ADB Cafeteria has a calming effect on me.
I also came in a dress that made me feel empowered. Nothing like fashion to make me feel like I got this!
I learned heaps from the various sessions.
It was also my first time to use a translation device.
I had a delicious lunch, and the highlight were the desserts. I also bought myself a cuppa from Figaro.
The Women and the Digital Economy in Asia and the Pacific was my favorite deep-dive session because it empowered me to continue thriving in tech. More women in STEM would mean collective progress in the region as we have unbelievable untapped potential among females in the region. Also, women and girls are already proven to be the community drivers in the region. To involve them in tech would mean that they have the progress of their respective communities in mind. The success of communities then would translate to the development of nations in the region, and possibly across the world.
I also crocheted to keep my mind awake.
I had tuna sandwiches for afternoon snack.
And in the final deep-dive session, I learned that innovation should begin in the executive level so that corporations in the regions will withstand the challenges of the changing times.
I ended my day with a yummy dinner in the bank’s central courtyard.
I had an insightful day and I look forward to the second and final day of the forum. I am excited to continue learning and I hope I could attend more learning opportunities at the ADB.