The 5th International Women’s Conference organized by the International Association for Human Values, Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, the Art of Living and Vista India. The Conference entitled “Women and Technology” was attended by 500 participants from 55 countries and was webcast to over 50 countries and watched by thousands of people. The Conference saw women leaders from various ethnicities and countries, and from different spheres of life come together to discuss and share experiences and concerns on the subject.
The quest for knowledge has given birth to technology and we use technology to further this quest. Be it of material or spiritual dimensions, technology, through the ages, has been an unparalleled aid. We live in a world where technology is prevalent and relevant in virtually every area of our lives. As women, our lives have been redefined by the incredible technological developments taking place in our times. Whether we are pioneers or the end users; whether from the developed world or the developing world, our communications, social interactions and lifestyles have all been impacted.
In the words of H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; “Spirituality is the Technology of the Consciousness.” The Source of all technology and creativity is the human mind.
This inspired the delegates to develop ideas for empowerment of women focused on training in various state of the art technologies. Starting from the basic education level to a professional I.T level and more focused on training for rural women. How to manage the use and abuse of these new age technologies was also discussed.
The warm hospitality of the Conference fostered a strong bond among the participants. Commitment met celebrations as renowned International artists enthralled the audiences with performances showcasing world culture.