Mobile Meetings Series – Connected Women: Enriching the Mobile Ecosystem
The information and communication technology industry (ICT) is a fast-growing sector which offers numerous opportunities for women – both for personal connectivity and professional advancement. However, the gender gap remains in the sector and there is a need to attract more females to the mobile industry as well as to communicate the challenges and rewards, barriers, best practices, pitfalls and pinnacles associated with working in the sector.
Expanding the opportunities for women in ICT as well as aiming to involve girls in technology at a young age will be keys to reducing the gender gap. There is also a need to better understand the implications of research into the link between ICT skills, women’s employment, productivity and prospects for future mobile industry growth. Identifying best practices for achieving greater inclusion of women in ICT will be important for fostering greater participation of women in ICT.
The GSMA event will showcase the role of women in ICT and focus particularly on how to expand women’s involvement in the sector. Bringing together representatives from the GSMA, industry, and policymakers, the event will help identify best practices and potential opportunities for women.
The session will cover the following topics:
Closing the gender gap by 2014
Best practices for attracting women to the field of ICT
Meeting the needs and wants of today’s female professionals