In many developing countries, ingrained traditional gender roles lead women and men to believe that women are unable or not smart enough to use technology, enforcing a gender digital divide and lack of confidence. Targeted programs have helped women increase self-efficacy and have demonstrated that women are able to effectively utilize technology, understand risks and opportunities, and position themselves as role models in their communities.


Dr. Araba Sey (Research ICT Africa)

Hannah Metcalfe (Viamo)

Dr. Laura Hosman (SolarSPELL Initiative)