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Programme Partners

GSMA mWomen Global Development Alliance

The GSMA mWomen Global Development Alliance is a programme in partnership with USAID, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, GSMA and Visa, Inc. The Global Development Alliance is GSMA’s primary mWomen programme at present.

Click on the logos below to learn more about each partner.

  • Australian Aid
  • GSMA
  • VISA

Special partners

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women collaborated with the GSMA and Vital Wave Consulting to introduce the mWomen concept to the world, through joint publication of the ground-breaking study Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity. CBFW

Friends and sponsors

The following partners have partnered with GSMA mWomen in various initiatives to improve women’s access to mobiles, or otherwise supported the programme.

Altai Consultingprovides consulting and research services to telecom operators, media ventures, investors, governments and stakeholders in 30+ countries in the Southern Europe, Africa, Middle East and Central Asia regions.Altai Consulting has partnered to produce and share with mobile industry partners the GSMA mWomen Marketing Toolkit. Altai Consulting
SkipsoLabsprovides a suite of turn-key software products and support services to help businesses, government agencies, and any private or public organization harness the power of open innovation and crowdsourcing to drive faster innovation.SkipsoLabs partnered with the programme to create the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, providing a dedicated web platform and market outreach campaign to promote the Challenge and source innovative solutions to closing the mobile gender gap. Skipso
Small Surfacesdesigns amazing mobile user interface solutions for smartphones, tablet computers and beyond.Small Surfaces provided advisory support for the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, which aimed to redefine the smartphone user experience for resource-poor women. Small Surfaces
Vital Wave engages multinational corporations and development organizations to scale business and programs in diverse global markets. The firm is a leading provider of professional services at the intersection of business, development, and technology. Vital Wave draws on proven analytical methods and decades of field experience in low- and middle-income countries to achieve sustained impact and growth for its clients at the global, regional, and local levels. Vital Wave
think-cell develops software for professional users of Microsoft Office. think-cell has kindly made its business presentation software available to the GSMA mWomen Programme. think-cell serves a single purpose – quickly creating great-looking business presentations. think-cell is a Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel add-in with dozens of features that together enable users to quickly create complex data-driven charts, maintain a presentation’s structure with auto-updating agendas, and consistently round numbers in Excel sheets. Using think-cell, one can create professional charts such as Waterfalls, Marimekkos and Gantts within a few minutes, and further automatically update them directly from linked Excel data. The agenda-building capability is similarly automated, and makes maintaining a complete agenda in PowerPoint as simple as a table of contents in a good word processor. The Excel add-in enables consistently rounded numbers across both complex calculations and multiple work sheets. For further information on think-cell’s capabilities visit Thinkcell
AT&T was the founding sponsor of the original GSMA mWomen website. AT&T