MWC Barcelona 2019: Connected Women Seminar Recording

Tuesday 26 Mar 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile Money for Women | Presentation | Video |

From challenge to impact – how to reach women at scale

Did you attend the Connected Women programme’s seminar at MWC Barcelona 2019? The full seminar recording is now available to watch online. Catch up on what you missed or recap on the important discussions.

A significant gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in low- and middle-income countries, particularly for more transformational services such as mobile internet and mobile money services, is hindering growth for the mobile industry and means women are missing out. During the seminar we launched the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 and heard how our Connected Women Commitment Partners are working to realise the significant commercial and social opportunity of greater digital and financial inclusion for women.

In this seminar recording you’ll hear from:

Time in Video Agenda Speaker
00:00:00 Welcoming Remarks Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women and Connected Society, GSMA
00:04:00 The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019

Presentation and discussion of key findings from new research on the mobile gender gap

Oliver Rowntree, Senior Insights Manager, Connected Women, GSMA
00:32:15 Fireside Chat
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
0:49:45 Advancing women’s digital and financial inclusion – realising the opportunity

Hear how our partners are working to realise the significant commercial and social opportunity of greater digital and financial inclusion for women

  • M. Yasmina McCarty, Head of Mobile for Development, GSMA (Moderator)
  • Doreen Bodgan, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU
  • Harmeen Mehta, Global CIO and Head of Digital, Airtel India
  • Irfan Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan
  • Rachel Sameren, Chief External Affairs Officer and Executive Vice President, Millicom
  • Selorm Adadevoh, CEO, MTN Ghana
01:38:30 Wrap Up Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women, GSMA