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Deloitte report: Tapping into female talent tops up the bottom line

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New Deloitte report showing potential of female talent to boost the bottom line

mHealth services have potential to help reduce inequality in South African healthcare

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The potential of mHealth services to reduce inequalities in South Africa

AusAID awards a US$533,800 grant to GSMA mWomen Programme

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Announcement of AusAID awarding the GSMA mWomen programme with a grant.

Innovative Use of Universal Service Funds: Sanchar Shakti, “Gaining Strength”

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Insight from how the Indian government launched Sanchar Shakti to increase rural women’s access to empowerment tools on their mobile phones.

Bridging the gender gap in agriculture: Can technology address the issue?

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Discussoin of technology's potential to bridge the gender gap in agriculture.

Weathering the Storm: Women’s Responses to Economic Shocks

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Insights from the recent World Bank paper, How Do Women Weather Economic Shocks? What We Know, which poses the question whether the recent global financial crisis had any gender specific consequences for women and their children living in poor countries?

Watch Highlights of GSMA mWomen activities at Mobile World Congress 2011

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Video of the highlights from mWomen's activities at Mobile World Congress 2011

GSMA mWomen at Mobile World Congress

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Promotion of GSMA mWomen's events at Mobile World Congress 2011

HM Queen Elizabeth II: ‘Women are agents of change’

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Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth marked Commonwealth Day with a message celebrating the role of women.

Women Deliver Top 100 inspiring people delivering for girls & women

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Women Deliver is announcing the “Women Deliver 100,” a list of the hundred most inspiring people who have delivered for girls and women.

“Technology is growing higher”

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Blog by U.S. Department of State Women’s Technology Delegation to Liberia and Sierra Leone, including Trina DasGupta, mWomen Programme Director.

UN Secretary General speaks on International Women’s Day

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Speech by UN Secretary General on International Women’s Day.

GSMA commemorates the centenary of International Women’s Day by inviting all to sign the mWomen Charter

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GSMA commemorates the centenary of International Women’s Day by inviting all to sign the mWomen Charter

Jan Chipchase: ‘The poor can least afford bad design’

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Article by mWomen panellist Jan Chipchase, published in VentureBeat.com and the New York Times.

Short clip of Secretary Clinton announcing the launch of the GSMA mWomen Programme

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Short clip of Secretary Clinton announcing the launch of the GSMA mWomen Programme

Dr Maura O’Neill announces grant to GSMA mWomen Programme

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Announcement of USAID grant to GSMA mWomen Programme

Closing the Gender Gap Panel 2: Pathways to Leadership – Nurturing female leadership in the mobile and technology industries

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Recap from event: Closing the Gender Gap Panel 2: Pathways to Leadership – Nurturing female leadership in the mobile and technology industries

Closing the Gender Gap Panel 1: mWomen – Empowering women through mobile technology

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Recap from event: Closing the Gender Gap Panel 1: mWomen – Empowering women through mobile technology

ITU announces ‘Global Network of Women ICT Decision Makers’ at GSMA mWomen Closing the Gender Gap Event

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Announcement of ITU's ‘Global Network of Women ICT Decision Makers’ at GSMA mWomen event.

GSMA mWomen BOP Apps Challenge Winners Announced

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Announcement of GSMA mWomen BOP Apps Challenge winners