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Accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women: Connected Women Commitments Launch at MWC 2016
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Accelerating digital and financial inclusion for women
In today’s increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in mobile internet and mobile money services, is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out. GSMA Connected Women works with mobile operators and their partners to address the barriers to women accessing and using mobile internet and mobile money services. Without targeted intervention from the mobile industry, policy-makers and other stakeholders these gender gaps are unlikely to close naturally on their own. Together we can unlock a substantial market opportunity for the mobile industry, deliver significant socio-economic benefits and transform women’s lives.
Please join us for the launch of Connected Women Commitments to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile financial services. Hear how mobile operators are working to realize the commercial and social opportunity of greater digital and financial inclusion for women. Bringing in high level speakers, the event will showcase industry action and build networks for future action. A networking reception will immediately follow the launch.
Programme Monday 22 February
|17:00 – 17:05||Welcome
Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
|17:05 – 17:35||Panel Discussion: Why digital and financial inclusion for women is so important, and what can be done about it
This senior-level panel discussion will explore how pursuing digital and financial inclusion for women in developing countries can have profound social and commercial benefits. Moderator:
Lawrence Yanovitch, President of the GSMA Foundation
|17:35 – 17:45||Launch of Connected Women Commitment Initiative
Launch of the Connected Women Commitment Initiative and announcement of commitments by mobile operators to increase the proportion of women in the mobile internet and mobile money customer base.
|17:45 – 19:00||Networking Reception and Cocktails|
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