The World Parity Institute is an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Washington, DC. We train and mentor groups of women, children and marginalized peoples in information technology and business development by connecting them with local and global professionals. We focus on strengthening the skills of people from developing and transitional economies because we recognize the potential of their roles in the world at-large. As global economies become more interdependent, those who do not have the education and skills to remain engaged risk being left behind. It is our mission to level the playing field so that there is a place for all members of society in the global economy.
Although empowerment takes on many forms, it is undeniable that we are on the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
“[The Fourth Industrial Revolution] is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.”1
It has the potential to raise global incomes and create greater economic and educational inclusion than any other period of time.2 This means that the onus is on everyone to factor in these innovations to the way we move forward as a global community.
 Schwab, Klaus. The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Crown Business. Introduction. 2016.
 Schwab, Klaus. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how we respond”, The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. January 14, 2016.