The top 10 things you need to know about women and mobile in Kenya

May 26, 2015

Georgia Barrie

Africa

The top 10 things you need to know about women and mobile in Kenya

In March 2015 GSMA’s Connected Women programme published Bridging the Gender Gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries. This large scale study included 11,000 household surveys, 77 focus groups and over 120 exp…

Girls in ICT Day: why we need more women in the tech and telecom industries

May 6, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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While some progress has been made towards increasing gender diversity in the ICT industry, much is left to be done, with the telecom industry being no exception 1. In fact, to ensure that the mobile industry continues to create innovatio…

Establishing a core of M4D Champions in PNG

April 29, 2015

Guest Blogger

Global

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This is a guest blog by Catherine Highet, former Pacific Manager, GSMA Connected Women.

With mobile services only arriving in Papua New Guinea (PNG) 8 years ago, it is logical that Mobile for Development (M4D) initiatives are still in thei…

Reaching half of the market: women and mobile money – The example of Telesom in Somaliland

April 27, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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This is the fourth in a series of blog posts that provide a deep-dive into different mobile money services who proved to be successful in increasing the mobile money penetration amongst women in their respective markets. This blog series c…

Security and harassment on mobile phones: A growing concern for women in emerging markets

April 24, 2015

Guest Blogger

Global

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This is a guest blog by Dominica Lindsey, former Senior Manager of Research Strategy and Evaluation, GSMA Connected Women, who co-authored the recent report “Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-inc…

Women are left out of the digital revolution in low- and middle-income countries

April 2, 2015

Shireen Santosham

Global

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Mobile technology and access to the internet transformed the world in the last twenty years. In the news, there is a nearly universally accepted assumption that mobile phones are ubiquitous, with the often stated statistic that there are …

Did you miss the GSMA Connected Women Summit at Mobile World Congress 2015? Here’s what you need to know

March 30, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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In the words of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘There has never been a better time in history to be a born a female’ – we at GSMA Connected Women couldn’t agree more. 2015 marks the target date of the Millennium Development …

Copy and Contextualise, not Copy and Paste – how to localize mobile literacy tools for other markets

March 30, 2015

Catherine Highet

Global

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In GSMA Connected Women’s recent study Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low and middle-income countries and our Pacific landscaping exercise in 2013, Mobile Technical Literacy was identified as a key barrier to wome…

Get to know the Connected Women Awards Shortlisted Nominees! Part 3

March 1, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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This is the third of a series of blog posts featuring the shortlisted nominees of the two GSMA Connected Women Global Mobile Awards categories.

Mobile World Congress is just one week away, and so are the Global Mobile Awards, some of the most …

Get to know the Connected Women Awards Shortlisted Nominees! Part 2

February 28, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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This is the second of a series of blog posts featuring the shortlisted nominees of the two GSMA Connected Women Global Mobile Awards categories.

Mobile World Congress is just a few weeks away, and so are the Global Mobile Awards, some of the m…

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