Women and Mobiles: Voices from our Tech Salon

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Sep 28, 2010

Last week's tech salon, "Mobiles for Women and Women in Mobiles," brought together practitioners, researchers, and mobile developers. The event highlighted both the amazing women working in the field of mobiles, and also showcased the promise that mobiles offer to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Designed to encourage discussion, the tech salon featured both presentations and an open marketplace, where attendees mingled and shared their work and experiences. 

We gathered together six of the presenters (Trina DasGupta from the GSMA Development Fund, Erica Kochi from UNICEF Innovation, Anne Roos-Weil from Pesinet, Linda Raftree from Plan International, Priyanka Matanhelia from Johns Hopkins University, and Patricia Mechael from The Earth Institute) and asked them to talk about their work and their plans for the evening:

If you'd like to read more about women and mobiles, and some of the work in the field that targets women, check out our case studies and blog posts on these topics. We've covered mobiles for maternal and child health (like MoTeCH, Pesinet, and ChildCount+), literacy and language (Jokko Initiative, BBC Janala) and women's issues

Thanks to all (mWomen AND mMen) who came out to make this evening happen! 


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