Women4Tech Summit @ MWC Shanghai

Following a successful launch at MWC 2017, Women4Tech – the GSMA’s targeted gender diversity programme, was back with a bang in Barcelona. It was an action-packed week for W4T – with a total of 11 activities across the 4 days, including a Hack_D_Gap challenge, GLOMO Awards, Speed Coaching & Networking, Mobile World Live Panel, Main Stage Keynote, and day-long Summit.

And now, for the very first time, the Women4Tech programme is set to touch down in China at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018.

The GSMA developed the Women4Tech programme to address gender diversity in the mobile industry, and on Thursday 28 June, the leader’s stage will host a series of interactive panel discussions, an AMO Award, Speed Coaching and a dedicated Networking Drinks Reception, all designed to explore how we can increase female leadership in the digital age.

Get Involved:

To submit a speaker, idea or simply find out more information, please contact Keren Bowman.

Agenda at a Glance and Early Confirmed Speakers:

1:00 – 1:45pm Empowering
Equality | Career Development
Integrating gender equality into the mainstream of our work environments.
Chair: Mary Clark, CMO & EVP Product, Synchronoss

1:45 – 2:30pm Encouraging
Mentorship | Education & Youth
Educating our youth and providing inspiring role models, thought leaders and career mentoring relationships. How do we engage with young women and encourage them to pursue education and careers in STEM subjects?

2:30 – 3:15pm Transforming
Communication | Business Verticals
Women transforming technology is at the crossroads of marketing and technology. Diverse teams make better decisions and mirror the societies they build for and communicate with. What are best practices from industries such as FinTech, retail and marketing?
Speakers:
Kirti Lad, Executive Director, Meraki Executive Search & Consulting

3:15 – 4:00pm Innovating
Entrepreneurship | Startups
Achieving greater diversity in investment, innovation and entrepreneurship. How can we increase investment and funding for female-led companies?
Moderator: Nicole Peng, Senior Director, Mobility, Canalys
Speakers:
Azita Arvani, Head of Innovation Partner & Venture Management, Nokia

4:00 – 4:30pm Break

4:30 – 6:00pm Speed Coaching
The Women4Tech Speed Coaching session will guide attendees on mapping career goals & building bridges in the professional community.

6:00 – 7:00pm Women4Tech Networking Drinks Reception
Join us at the Women4Tech Cocktail Reception, straight after the Speed Coaching, for a chance to meet and network with Women4Tech attendees and speakers.

We hope to see you there!