The world of computer games was an uninviting one for Phaedra Boinodiris and her sister, so they invented womengamers.com to create a space that spoke to and reflected them.

Raleigh

The world of computer games was an uninviting one for Phaedra Boinodiris and her sister, so they invented womengamers.com to create a space that spoke to and reflected them.

 

Today she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Sciences and a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology. At IBM she is effectively an INTRA-preneur, kicking off internal startups that range from IBM’s first Serious Games and Advanced Simulation program to their first K-12 program- influencing curriculum in traditional and non-traditional learning spaces through entrepreneurship and social impact.

 

She will speak about her story during a Thursday Talk presentation, March 21, 12:30 p.m. at 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh, at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

 

Boinodiris and her sister tore down and rebuilt computers for fun as youngsters in a technology savvy family. The womengamers.com site they created became well-known as a platform for women to review and discuss computer games. Through Womengamers she and her sister started the first scholarship in the country for women to pursue degrees in game design and development.

 

She continues that work and is exploring how technologies like Blockchain can be a tool to democratize education. She is keenly aware and wholeheartedly invested in Tech for Good and Ethics and she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Ethics due to a scholarship from the European Union.

 

You will learn more about her story, overcoming barriers, and possible future rewards from the world of gaming and tech in her presentation.

 

For additional information, please call (919) 814-6655.

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