The GSMA’s new Diversity4Tech programme builds on the success of Women4Tech, expanding conversations to include the indisputable case for diversity and inclusion in business.
Diversity4Tech believes we can reduce the gender and overall diversity gap in the tech industry, driving progressive change and helping individuals, businesses, and society to thrive.
Diversity4Tech’s initiatives provide multiple layers of inspiration, connections, and solutions that span an individual’s entire career, from the classroom to the boardroom. Gender equality, diversity and inclusion are no longer optional agenda items; they are indispensable to the bottom line and the growth of society’s well-being overall.
Diversity4Tech. Accelerating Change.
GSMA North America recently introduced its Women4Tech Executive program through C-level networking and discussion with female executive leaders in the telecommunications and technology industry during MWC Barcelona of last year. GSMA North America will continue to led in facilitating meaningful discussions on ways females can progress to leadership positions with the goal of having more female participation in Boards. Through this initiative, GSMA North America will identity actions that can help advance this objective.
Women4Tech Regional Interest Group
The North America Regional Interest Group (RIG) developed its Women4Tech Working Group in order to provide a forum where all member stakeholders of the North America Regional Interest Group (RIG) can openly discuss issues and provide solutions through education, mentorship, and sponsorship. This group seeks to provide real-life solutions to address the gender and overall diversity gap in the industry, and maximize value and leadership skills for working-level women and their careers.
The GSMA North America spearheaded the launch of the GSMA Tech4Girls program in March of 2018 through its series of educational workshops for girls. Each hands-on workshop is created for young female participants to result in a sense of accomplishment, understanding of basic technology concepts and a burst of confidence. This important work will shape the workforce of tomorrow, ensuring that this new program provides the diverse skills and perspectives needed for the industry to thrive.