The GSM Association (GSMA), a global association of mobile operators at the #TechPlus 2016 announced plans to organise ‘Women4Tech’ conference to address the persistent gender gap in the mobile industry.
The Women4Tech conference will focus on increasing the inclusion of women in the mobile industry as well as showcasing best practices and industry action for female leadership in the digital age.

Similarly, the conference will comprise series of events and activities which is scheduled to take place during the Mobile World Congress scheduled for 27 February – 2 March 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
The association remarked that the Women4Tech conference is in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality.

The Women4Tech conference will explore four key themes which include:

–Women Empowering Technology: This looks at gender equality and career development.
–Women Encouraging Technology: This focuses on mentoring and youth education.
–Women Transforming Technology: This focuses on women in communication and vertical sectors.
-Women Innovating in Technology: This examines women as entrepreneurs and innovators.

Other activities at the conference will include: Women4Tech Speed Coaching and Networking sessions; the Women4Tech Glomo Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Mobile Industry Leadership”; specialised MWC Tours; a Women4Tech panel on Mobile World Live TV; and Women4Tech initiatives at 4YFN.