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Princeton, NJ, October 24, 2016 : GAVS Technologies along with USAID and partners harness technology to achieve gender parity

GAVS was the sponsoring host, and along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Consulate General Chennai, NextGen, the Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the American Chamber of Commerce in India, held a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) dialogue, “Partnering for Change: Gender Equality & Technology” on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

This was one of a series of CSR events organized by USAID around the theme of using technology to strengthen gender equality and empower girls. As U.S. Consul General in Chennai Phillip Min noted in his welcome remarks, “When women move forward, they bring the rest of society with them.”

USAID has built high-impact partnerships to harness the power of innovation in promoting gender equality and empowerment in India.  Programs are built with the goal of finding new solutions to the persistent barriers preventing women’s security and empowerment.

“We often speak about how the deepening U.S.-India relationship will lead to a more just, equitable, and prosperous world,” said Consul General Min. “In both our countries, women and girls are breaking barriers and achieving what was once thought impossible.  The work that our two nations are doing today in collaboration with the private sector is laying the foundation for greater gender equality.  It is underpinned by our shared belief in the power of technology and innovation to do good.”

Suresh Raman, Global Head of Human Resources at GAVS Technologies, also delivered welcome remarks.  Featured speakers included Sonia Shrivastava, Head of Vodafone Foundation in India; Harish Krishnan, Executive Director, Public Affairs & Strategic Engagements at Cisco; and Ryan Powell, Director of the India Engineering Center at Dow Chemical.

About GS Lab | GAVS Technologies

GS Lab | GAVS, backed by Kedaara Capital, a leading Private Equity firm in India, is a global AI-led digital transformation company focused on creating business impact for its 200+ customers across the USA, Europe, the Middle East, and APAC. It offers digital product engineering, AI-led managed services, and digital transformation services to customers across healthcare, BFSI, and high-tech segments. With 4000+ technologists spread across 10+ global delivery centers and a robust talent-grooming engine, it is a trusted growth partner to its customers. Known for its innovative win-win business models, customer success focus, and deep tech engineering skills, the company invests heavily in emerging technologies such as 5G, edge computing, AI/ML, cloud, and IoT. Its IPs, such as ZIF, zIrrus, Rhodium, and zDesk, help accelerate technology adoption for enterprises.


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