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…

Reaching women by designing for men – lessons from Myanmar

February 27, 2015

Georgia Barrie

Global

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You would be hard pressed to find a more exciting mobile market than Myanmar right now. This time last year people in Myanmar were some of the least likely to own a mobile in the world, just above those in Eritrea and North Korea.

All this is chan…

Get to know the Connected Women Awards Shortlisted Nominees!

February 17, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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This is the first 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 couple of weeks away, and so …

Mobile learning for women: getting it right

February 12, 2015

Alexandra Tyers

Global

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I was recently in Tanzania, working with the mobile operator Tigo to conduct participatory research with users of their Tigo Biashara service, which launched a few months ago. Tigo were awarded an Innovation Fund grant from GSMA Connecte…

Evaluating impact of a mobile business service for female entrepreneurs in Tanzania: talking to husbands

February 12, 2015

Alexandra Tyers

Global

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The GSMA Connected Women programme has awarded 11 Innovation Grants to mobile operators and NGOs to provide seed funding for the design and launch of commercially sustainable mobile products and services aimed at increased women’s up…

Nominees for Connected Women awards announced

February 9, 2015

Elisa Minischetti

Global

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In just a few weeks industry leaders, visionaries and innovators will gather at Mobile World Congress to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead, and to unveil the winners of the Global Mobile Awards, some of the most sou…

Savings Groups: A rural sales channel for mobile money in Africa?

January 30, 2015

Priya Bhandari

Global

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In their 2015 Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates made the following statement: “Mobile banking will help the poor transform their lives”. We at GSMA Connected Women fully agree with this and are working with mobile operators in the …

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