Our talk aims to explore the story behind the creation of For Her; namely, how we used cutting-edge technology to approach the issues of sexual assault and mental health which impact young women. As the founder of the organisation, I bring in the perspective of what it is like to build a project from the ground up, in pursuit of a vision. It is targeted at young women, as we aim to share the project with the audience of For Her and also those interested in the possibilities of new technology like artificial intelligence . The talk aims to challenge people to think about ways to use existing technologies for social impact.
Jaccaidi is the founder of For Her, a digital platform that connects young women with free support services in London - from counselling to wellbeing workshops. As an undergraduate she spent years volunteering on an emotional support helpline, before becoming interested in the world of tech, through a Code First Course. She was a postgraduate researcher in the field of Gender, Postcolonialism and International Relations. When not engulfed in For Her, she works in the International Development sector. Currently, she is a Winston Churchill Fellow.