Connecting Women to Opportunity Through Technology

Empowering Women in Africa

According to the “Women and the Web” report published by Intel and its partners, nearly 25 percent fewer women are online than men in developing countries in the study, and the gap was 43 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through the Intel® She Will Connect program and other digital empowerment initiatives, Intel is empowering millions of women to connect to a range of new opportunities through technology.

Using an innovative combination of digital literacy training, an online peer network, and gender-relevant content, the Intel She Will Connect program will help young women acquire or improve digital literacy skills and expand their understanding and use of technology so that they can connect to health, government, and educational information, as well as new economic and entrepreneurship opportunities. We have a goal of reaching 5 million women in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Internet gender gap is the greatest.

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Women in Africa are learning the value of connecting and how to use mobile devices, PCs, and the Internet safely with the new Intel® She Will Connect Awareness app.

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A mobile learning lab is bringing technology skills directly to women in rural and underserved areas of Kenya, to connect them to opportunities through Intel® She Will Connect.

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Connection equals opportunity for women in the program. Jessica shares how she is connecting with her dreams.

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Intel® Learn Program: Easy Steps builds relevant digital literacy skills, empowering girls and women with opportunities and economic self-sufficiency.

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A public-private partnership dedicated to creating a "movement" that addresses the Internet gender gap in Africa, partners are combining efforts to transform lives and livelihoods of girls and women.

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To demonstrate the value of connecting and provide practical instruction to get women started, Intel® She Will Connect content is free for women to access, through Internet.org.

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Findings in the groundbreaking Women and the Web report revealed the need to reduce the gender and technology gap around the world.

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Closing the Internet gender gap is a complex challenge that requires collaboration across a broad range of organizations.

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