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Video now online: “Is innovation sexist?”

Our CEO Helani Galpaya was part of an IDRC panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day 2017.

The full video of the discussion is now available on Youtube:

The discussion centered on the question “Is innovation sexist?” leading the panelists to share their perspectives on the difficulties to women’s involvement in research. The conversation explored:

  • How research design and implementation can contribute to sexism in innovation
  • The lack of role models and negative perception of women in STEM
  • Hope for women in the future of innovation


  • Cecilia Rocha, Director of the School of Nutrition and Associate Researcher at the Centre for Studies in Food Security at Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Helani Galpaya, Chief Executive Officer of LIRNEasia (Sri Lanka)
  • Tabitha Gathoni Mundia, International Finance Corporation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Nozipho Motsa, University of Zululand (South Africa/Swaziland).


Find more information on the IDRC website

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