GSMA Connected Women Commitment Initiative
Read how mobile operators are working to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services.
In an increasingly connected world, women are being left behind. Research by the GSMA Connected Women programme estimates that there are there are 200 million fewer women than men who own a mobile phone in low- and middle-income countries. There are even more significant gender gaps in mobile internet and mobile money services, which prevent women from reaping the full benefits of mobile phone ownership.
Closing the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services is critically important and can deliver significant socio-economic benefits to underserved women and the mobile industry. In fact, closing the gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage could unlock an estimated $170 billion market opportunity for the mobile industry in the period from 2015 to 2020. When women thrive, societies, businesses and economies thrive.
Mobile operators are driving an effort to reduce the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money. They are making formal Commitments to increase the proportion of women in their mobile internet and/or mobile money customer base by 2020.
Below you can see our mobile operator commitment partners who have already made a GSMA Connected Women commitment. Please click on their logos to find out more.