2/27/2014 2:45:00 PM
Vodafone announces Connected Women Summit
The Vodafone Foundation has announced that the Connected Women Summit will take place in London on 3 March 2014.
In a statement sent to Mobile, the charity said the summit will focus on the impact of mobile technology on the lives of women around the world ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014. At the event, the Vodafone Foundation will:
- publish new research on the economic impact of extending women’s access to mobile, particularly in the developing world;
- demonstrate how innovative mobile technologies can transform health and education and change women’s lives; and
- announce a major new global female literacy and education partnership.
The day’s activities will culminate in an evening event in London hosted by Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao and Vodafone Chief Executive for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific Serpil Timuray (pictured).
Vodafone Group Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said: ‘Mobile changes women’s lives forever. Mobile technologies can help women build businesses, lift families out of poverty, conquer illiteracy, enhance maternal and childhood health and reduce the blight of domestic violence.’