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Dancing in the Storm: Leveling the Digital Gender Divide One Woman at a Time

Karen Sherman | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Less than half of the world's population can get online. And women are connecting more slowly than men, with an estimated 200 million fewer women than men online in 2014. This digital gender divide isn't just unfair; it's fundamentally detrimental for women.

Defining Success for Mobile Education in Emerging Markets

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Melissa Jun Rowley

The proliferation of mobile phones and the findings above prove that there's never been a more opportune time for major mobile players to create business models designed for long-term social impact and business expansion. And someday the two will be inseparable.

Tower Power

Justin Guay | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

I've written extensively on the opportunities to leverage off grid mobile phone penetration to support energy access for the poor (here, here and here...

Closing the Mobile Gender Gap

Heather Franzese | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Heather Franzese

According to USAID, 41% of mobile subscribers in the developing world use their phones to "increase their income and professional opportunities." How do we close this gap so women can access the same professional and economic opportunities as men?

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy & Water Access

Justin Guay | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.