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Mark Peters
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Women4Tech events at MWC 2017

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Mark Peters
Wednesday, October 12th 2016 - 09:50 CEST - Comments: 0
I ntroducing Women4Tech at 2017 Mobile World Congress - The GSMA unveiled an important new programme designed to address the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry: Women4Tech (W4T). Comprising a series of events and activities over the four days of Mobile World Congress, Women4Tech focuses on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry and showcasing best practices and industry action for female leadership in the digital age. Women4Tech supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality).
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A central element of the programme is the Women4Tech Summit, which is scheduled for Thursday, 2 March and will explore four key themes: "Women Empowering Technology", which looks at gender equality and career development; "Women Encouraging Technology", which centres on mentoring and youth education; "Women Transforming Technology", which focuses on women in communication and vertical sectors; and "Women Innovating in Technology", which examines women as entrepreneurs and innovators. Accenture has been confirmed as the Headline Sponsor for the W4T Summit.


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Women4Tech Summit

Beyond the Summit, the W4T programme includes activities such as Women4Tech Speed Coaching and Networking sessions; the Women4Tech Glomo Awards for "Outstanding Achievement in Mobile Industry Leadership"; specialised MWC Tours; a Women4Tech panel on Mobile World Live TV; and Women4Tech initiatives at 4YFN.

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