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Roundtable: Accelerating Digital Inclusion for Women

GSMA Latin America Working Groups

Date & Time

Wednesday, 05 Dec

11:15 - 13:00


Roundtable: Accelerating Digital Inclusion for Women

 Wednesday 5 December. 11.15 – 13.00 hours.

Focal point for discussion for private and public organizations, academia and G20 engagement groups to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities to close the digital gender gap.


The GSMA is Topic Chair of the Digital Inclusion theme within the W20 (Women 20) group, which is advising the G20 on issues around gender equality and the economic empowerment of women, supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG #5 (Gender Equality). Ensuring that women are digitally included brings significant benefits for them and for their communities and economies. The objective of this workshop is to discuss the importance of including recommendations that address the digital gender gap in the core of the G20 agenda, and to promote collaboration between policymakers, the mobile industry and the development community to develop initiatives that enable increased digital inclusion for women through mobile.



11.30 – 11.40


   Welcome and Introductory Remarks & Video: How digital inclusion changes women’s lives

   Paula Ferrari, Marketing Director – GSMA Latin America

11.40 – 12.30

  Closing the mobile gender gap

  Understanding the mobile gender gap in the region and the need for action. As well as the 

  challenges and opportunities to address the mobile gender gap.

  Mariana López, Advocacy Manager – GSMA

12.30 – 12.55

  Digital Inclusion at the core of the G20 agenda

  Open panel discussion where speakers will share their views on the progress made with the W20  

  dialogue and the importance of putting digital inclusion at the core of the G20 agenda.

  Alix Jagueneau, Head of External Affairs & Industry Purpose, Government and Reg. Affairs – GSMA

  Susana Balbo, Chair of W20 Argentina

12.55 – 13.00

Closing remarks

Paula Ferrari, Marketing Director, GSMA Latin America