Connected Women Jobs, a technology-driven social impact start-up, was awarded as champion in the e-employment category in the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) Forum held at Place des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on April 12.
“It is an honor for Connected Women to be representing the country in the international stage and for being recognized by a panel of global change makers as a solution to improving women’s economic empowerment and gender equality through the use of ICT,” Connected Women co-founder Ruth Yu-Owen said in a statement.
The job-matching start-up was awarded along with entries from Thailand, United Arab Emirates, India, and the United States.
Aside from being the sole Philippine awardee at the WSIS among 1062 nominated projects from across the globe, Connected Women was also recognized for its efforts in accelerating socio-economic progress along with 90 organizations.
Connected Women matches female entrepreneurs from all over the world with Filipino women looking for remote work through a technology platform which uses a unique propriety algorithm to ensure a precise match.
Through the Connected Women website, job seekers can apply for virtual work while entrepreneurs gain access to high-quality, affordable talent.
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