The Vodafone Foundation has today announced that the Connected Women Summit will take place in London on 3 March 2014.
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. Guest speakers will include Malala Yousafzai, ambassador for girls’ education worldwide through the Malala Fund and author of I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education, Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation and Justine Greening, International Development Secretary in the UK. The evening event will be moderated by Carla Buzasi, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post UK.
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.”
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The Vodafone Foundation invests in the communities in which Vodafone operates and is at the centre of a network of global and local social investment programmes. In countries in which Vodafone operates, social investment is delivered by a unique footprint of 28 Vodafone Foundations and social investment programmes. These programmes are directed and chosen by the Foundation Trustees and receive funding from the Vodafone Foundation in the UK as well as their local Vodafone company. The Vodafone Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1089625).