Success requires a diversity of ideas

John Baker, D2L, President & Chief Executive Officer

"As an entrepreneur, I’ve learned first-hand that success requires a diversity of ideas. Whether you are trying to build a new technology platform or grow a business, you need to be able to draw on diverse skills, ideas and perspectives. Many of us have the opportunity to reach our potential through education - but we live in a world where millions do not have access to a high-quality education - that inequality means we all lose out.

"Education can play a critical role to build gender equality. In countries where access to education is limited for girls and women, we’ve seen examples of how technology can bring education into their homes, allowing them to develop the skills needed to help grow their communities. Technology can give teachers tools to help personalize education, allowing boys and girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects in a way that’s engaging for them. That’s why my company, D2L, has a mission to reach every learner and create a better world where learning can be accessible, engaging and inspiring.

"On International Women’s Day, I think it’s important for educators -  and those of us who support them - to #BeBoldForChange and think about the role we can play in providing equal access to education for all."

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