Webinar: The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019

Start: Thursday 21 February 2019 10:00

End: Wednesday 15 May 2019

Location: Online Webinar (Registration links below)

The webinar will be hosted in English, Spanish and French. Please click on a link below to register for your preferred webinar:

  • Thursday 2 May | 10:00 BST (English) – Register
  • Tuesday 7 May | 16:00 BST (Español) – Register
  • Wednesday 8 May | 16:30 BST (English) – Register
  • Wednesday 15 May | 14:00 BST (Français) – Register


What is the size of the mobile gender gap in 2019? How would closing it impact the economy and what can policy makers, international organisations and industry players do to address it? 

Mobile is a key tool to drive digital inclusion, with the potential to connect women to all the benefits that the internet can offer. Particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), access to and use of a mobile can be empowering for women, making them feel safer, more connected and provides access to a range of life-enhancing information and services.

But while 250 million more women have been newly connected via mobile since 2014 in LMICs, the gender gap in mobile ownership shows no sign of closing. Women are still 10% less likely than men to own a mobile, and 23% less likely to use mobile internet. Action is needed to close this gap.

Join this webinar to hear insights from the GSMA Connected Women Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019. We will discuss:

  • 2019 estimates of the size of the mobile gender gap;
  • The key barriers to mobile ownership and use for women;
  • The steps that stakeholders should take to reduce the mobile gender gap in their market

For the first time, we will also outline an estimate of the economic impact of closing the mobile internet gender gap in LMICs, as well as an updated estimate of the commercial opportunity of closing the mobile gender gap for the mobile industry.

Click here to download the Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019.