Women4Tech Summit – powered by GSMA and Jazz

Women4Tech Summit – powered by GSMA and Jazz

Start: Friday 28 May 2021 14:30

End: Friday 28 May 2021 16:30

Venue: Online (Pakistan Standard time)

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.


Welcome Note
Julian Gorman,  Head of APAC, GSMA


Opening Speech
Aamir Ibrahim, CEO, Jazz
Irfan Wahab, CEO, Telenor Pakistan


Keynote: Inclusion in Tech: What does it mean for Pakistan’s Future?
Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to PM on poverty Alleviation & Social Safety


Women in Tech – Advancing Digital Pakistan Vision
Ajmal A Awan, DG International Coordination, Ministry of IT & Telecom


Gender initiatives of MNOs
Zong, Ufone, Telenor, Jazz


Guest Speaker's sharing
Nicky Verd, Top 50 Global Thought Leader on Digital Disruption


Panel Discussion

Topic: Incredible Pakistan Women in Technology

Panel Moderator: Aisha Sarwari, Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Jazz

Panel members:

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


Closing entertainment
Women Artist