The first GSMA Connected Women conference – Enriching the Mobile Ecosystem – took place in Brussels on the 28th and 29th of November 2012. The event saw some of the industry’s most successful women and men champion the initiative to attract more female to the mobile industry and communicate the challenges and rewards, barriers, best practices, pitfalls and pinnacles.
The conference was opened by Anne Bouverot, GSMA Director General and the programme for the opening day included two keynotes, two Plenaries (‘Women and Mobile – Enriching Lives’ and ‘Laying the Foundations for Women in the Mobile Ecosystem’) and a mentor/mentoree session while a closing networking lunch was held at Studio Delvaux.
Mobile World Congress 2013 is less than three weeks away and the Connected Women initiative will be there and continuing to build upon the momentum from the Brussels event. Hosted by Vicky Sleight, Director, Membership and GSMA lead for Connected Women, there will an opportunity to network in the members lounge with some of the key players and inspirational women from within the industry
Vicki Macleod, regional president of the Global Telecoms Women’s Network (GTWN) will be presenting an update as well as introducing a summary of the paper requested at the Connected Women event in Brussels, which aims to set out the implications of research into the link between ICT skills, women’s employment, productivity and prospects for future mobile industry growth. Finally, some of the diversity leads from GSMA member companies will also be present, providing an opportunity to gain an understanding of best practises.
The session will take place on Tuesday 26th February at 1pm-3pm CET in the members lounge at the GSMA Pavilion CS80. Click here to register.