Mobile for Development: From challenge to impact – how to reach women at scaleConnected Women

GSMA Seminars

Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 Feb

08:30 - 10:30


South Entrance CC 1.1


Join us for the launch of our 2019 “Mobile Gender Gap Report” and hear how our Connected Women Commitment partners are accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women, reaching over 12 million women and counting. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low- and middle-income countries, particularly for more transformational services such as mobile internet and mobile money services, is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out. Learn what our new research and data says as we share our latest figures on the size of the mobile gender gap and explore the key issues and opportunities as well as progress that has been made. Hear also how our partners they are working to realize the significant commercial and social opportunity of greater digital and financial inclusion for women and network with others who are tackling this challenge. When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive. Speakers: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka UN Women Executive Director Selorm Adadevoh MTN Ghana CEO Doreen Bodgan ITU Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau Harmeen Mehta Airtel India Global CIO, Head of Digital Rachel Sameren Millicom Chief External Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President M. Yasmina McCarty GSMA Head of Mobile for Development Mats Granryd GSMA Director General

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