Women4Tech Summit – powered by GSMA and Jazz
In 2021, connectivity is more critical than ever. Internet access is a gateway to critical information, services, and opportunities available to many people for the first time. Despite its importance, mobile access and use remain unequal. Across Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), women are still 8% less likely than men to own a mobile phone, and 20% less likely to use the internet on a mobile.
It is critical that the mobile gender gap is understood and overcome, as mobile ownership and use provides life-changing benefits to women, their families, communities and the economy. Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital company, and GSMA, the leading association representing the global telecom industry have joined hands to focus on the women in Pakistan – a topic close to your heart and your work. Both institutions, via this event, want to address gender parity and diversity challenges. At this event we also wish to discuss education and public policies that promote gender equality and business organizations that create the right environment and promote a culture that does not penalize women.
Irfan Wahab, CEO, Telenor Pakistan
Topic: Incredible Pakistan Women in Technology
Sadaffe Abid, Founder, CIRCLE Women
Jeanette Whyte, Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSMA
Phumza Dyani, CMSO, Infraco
Jehan Ara, President, Pasha & Founder Nest I/O
Danielle Sharaf, Founder & CEO, SWITCH-ITC
Laura Sheridan, Programme Manager, UNDP Pakistan