Webinar: Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Webinar |

In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), female micro-entrepreneurs contribute substantially to household income and well-being, their communities and the national economy. Yet, they face greater barriers than male micro-entrepreneurs when it comes to accessing opportunities and resources to start, manage and grow their business. Mobile phones can be a source of economic and social empowerment for women micro-entrepreneurs by providing access to information, services and resources that many would not be able to access easily otherwise.

Our research in 10 LMICS uncovers how micro-entrepreneurs use mobile for business, the barriers they face to using mobile technology and the opportunities to better reach them with fit-for-purpose mobile products and services.

In this webinar we highlighted the key findings and data from this research, and heard expert insights from guests from Mobilink Microfinance Bank Limited and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Learn more about our work on female micro-entrepreneurs here.

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Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

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Tuesday 5 Sep 2023 | Bangladesh | Connected Women | English | Ethiopia | Gender | Ghana | Guatemala | India | Indonesia | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Nigeria | Pakistan | Report | Research | Senegal | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Evidence from 10 low- and middle-income countries Empowering women micro-entrepreneurs can have significant economic and social impacts, from increasing incomes to creating jobs to strengthening household resiliency. Yet, ...

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