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GTWN Welcomes Leaders of the Mobile Industry to the Palau Guell, Barcelona, at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress

22 February 2016, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona More than 200 senior executives from the Mobile Telecommunications, Digital Media and IT industries were welcomed to the GTWN/MWC Cocktail held at Palau Guell on the evening of 22 February 2016 to network, discuss and debate the future of mobile telecoms as it transforms every part of our lives and societies. This year, the GTWN Welcome Cocktail was generously sponsored by rising Silicon Valley women-led IT consultancy and talent management company, iTalent. The GTWN Welcome Cocktail has become a special feature of the calendar for thought leaders attending the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the location for the 2016 event, Palau Guell, once again delighted and entranced the invited guests. Palau Guell, which is an urban palace in the heart of old Barcelona, is a UNESCO world heritage listed building and a magnificent example of domestic architecture in the context of Art Nouveau. Designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi, it was the first of a series of architectural masterpieces designed for his patron, Eusebi Guell. As an early work, the building contains the essence of Gaudi's later works and is fundamental to understanding his architecture. Gaudi designed a functional palace adapted to the family's needs in both their private life and the intense cultural and social life they led. It was the home of the Guell Lopez family until they moved to Park Guell. The building is noteworthy for its innovative conception of space and [...]


GTWN/MWC Welcome Cocktail 2015 sponsored by TELEFONICA

02 March 2015, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona The GTWN's Welcome Reception at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona brought together more than 200, corporate, telecoms and tech executives, top Government officials and industry analysts to the new Mobile World Centre on the Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. The Mobile World Centre, housed in a totally renovated Telefonica building dating from 1928, is a public-private partnership established in late 2014 by Telefonica and the Mobile World Capital Foundation. The setting was an ideal location for the GTWN Reception, bringing together as it does the latest in digital technology, Guests were treated to a multitude of displays of various leading edge applications, demonstrating how digital mobile technology is changing every aspect of the world and our lives. GTWN Members arrive at the Mobile World Centre for the Welcome Reception. From left: Laureen Cook (TMT Lead, IFC, World Bank), Stephanie Liston (Board Member, BT Equality of Access Board) and Susan Major (Co- founder of Davenport Major Executive Search) Our members and guests entered the ground floor digital exhibition area, and climbed the colourful, digitally-lit staircase to the first floor exhibition area, which is populated with displays of various leading edge applications, demonstrating how digital mobile technology is changing every aspect of our world. After the initial networking session, our members and guests were directed by our hosts up to the second floor auditorium, where the discussion forum was chaired by GTWN Global President, [...]


The Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) launches the “The Changing Culture of Communications” Book

Download the GTWN's 20th Anniversary seminal book on the "Changing Culture of Communications" Press Release 26 APRIL 2014  Download Download the GTWN's 20th Anniversary book, "The Changing Culture of Communications""  Password: GTWN20   ***If having trouble downloading, please email info@gtwn.org to request for a copy. The Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN) launches the "The Changing Culture of Communications" Book The GTWN's 20th Anniversary was the occasion for the launch of a seminal book published by the GTWN on the Changing Culture of Communications, highlighting the achievements of women in the industry as well as articles by and about these women. One of the key challenges facing the industry, recognised in this collection of essays, is how to encourage the next generation of women to enter the sector and follow their predecessors in contributing to global economic and social development. ***The GTWN Book Download is password protected. If you have not already received your password as a member of the GTWN of if you would like to receive permission to download the book, thank you for kindly requesting a password at info@gtwn.org. To learn more about the GTWN 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner, see the photos, and read the Press Release, please click here


Relive the GTWN MWC Welcome Cocktail with the Launch of “The Mobile Century: Life and Work in the Digital Era” plus Photos and Program from this seminal event.

GTWN/MWC Welcome Cocktail 2014 sponsored by TELSTRA with Co-Sponsors Nextel, Davenport Major Executive Search, and CSPI Welcome Cocktail 24 February 2014, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona More than 200 top Government officials, Corporate and Telecoms Executives streamed into the GTWN/MWC Cocktail held at Palau Moxo, the evening of 24 February 2014 to discuss, confer, and project into the future the world of telecoms as it transforms the globe with the most enabling technology in history. Palau Moxo is Barcelona's only 18th Century palace still in private hands and boasts the largest private collection of Baccarat Crystal in the world. Its magnificent entrance and reception hall with its high ceilings and chandeliers created the perfect setting for the launch of the GTWN's new webzine, "The Mobile Century: Life and Work in the Digital Era" as well as for the Keynote Speeches by European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding, Telstra Chief Operations Officer Kate McKenzie, Chairman NII Holdings (Nextel) Steve Shindler, Mercy Corps Chief Innovation Officer Ann Mei Chang, GTWN Mentoree Esther Bauer and the ensuing remarks and discussions by telecoms experts and visionaries from around the globe. The GTWN was also particularly pleased to welcome Jin Jong Cai, Executive Vice President and CEO of the IFC together with Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation. The evening was introduced by GTWN President Bridget Cosgrave, President of Every European Digital as wellas Janice Hughes, GTWN Co-founder and President of Redshift Strategy Ingrid Silver, GTWN President Europe [...]


Experience virtually GTWN’s first ever Welcome Cocktail at the Mobile World Congress

GTWN/MWC Welcome Cocktail 2013 Sponsored by NEXTEL MEXICO A Virtual Tour with Photos and the Rap! 26 February 2013, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona With the Circulo del Liceo lit up as if it were an Opera premiere, the GTWN Welcome Cocktail guests streamed in from around Barcelona-fighting the traffic (at least one good thing about having a virtual cocktail!), navigating the metro, and braving the unseasonably cold weather, to attend the event. When they arrived, they were warmly greeted by the GTWN International Board Members and our partner hosts for the evening, mWomen, Connected Women, the GSMA and WiTT in the gorgeous entrance hall beneath the glass-covered Art Deco dome before being whisked upstairs to Champagne and Canapes before our impressive GTWN Forum began at 8:00 p.m. Unbeknownst to many, also on the first floor of the Circulo del Liceo was a "secret room" of mural paintings from the 19th century, no pictures are allowed (one of the bad things about having a virtual cocktail!) so you had to be there to see them! And finally at the end of the evening, all present received a free copy of Informilo, featuring Executive Women speakers at the Mobile World Congress, which we have been able to include here for you as well, courtesy of Jennifer Shenker, CEO of Informilo. The GTWN Welcome Cocktail was also the occasion for our GTWN Secretary General Vicki MacLeod to introduce her research paper presented at the Connected Women event [...]


GTWN and the European Business Schools/Women on Board Initiative announce Global Board Ready Women (GRBW) Searchable Data Base with LinkedIn, FT Non-Executive Directors’ Club and Board-Ex

Press Release 12 DECEMBER 2012 GTWN and the European Business Schools/Women on Board Initiative announce Global Board Ready Women (GRBW) Searchable Data Base" Viviane Reding's "Shattering myths and glass ceilings: launch of database of 'Global Board Ready Women'" List of 8000 Board Ready Women - Where they came from " Press Releases and Quotes from our partners and Business Schools and their Alumnae" , WCD,and Sabanci University


26 April 2012: The Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) launches STAR 1 to enable girls and young women to use computer technology to better their lives.

Press Release 26 APRIL 2012 The Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN) launches STAR 1 to enable girls and young women to use computer technology to better their lives. First partners are the Raspberry Pi Foundation, International Education Association, Aramex and Ruwwad for Development Founder Fadi Ghandour, and Wireless Wings 26 April, International Girls in ICT Day: The GTWN, a senior executive network dedicated to the "Changing Culture of Communications...from Generation to Generation" announced today that they have launched STAR 1 -- a public/private partnership designed to help girls use computer technology to better their lives. The STAR 1 project is a comprehensive program delivering a full scalable and replicable package consisting of affordable computers for children, a train-the-trainer ICT education program for computer programming, and a private/public-funding model. For the hardware/operating system component, the GTWN is partnering with the Raspberry Pi Foundation(http://www.raspberrypi.org/about), a Cambridge UK-based charitable foundation making inexpensive computers the size of a deck of playing cards for education and developing-world applications. The Raspberry Pi Foundation released their first $25 USD computers for global sale in February, and sold out in minutes. The GTWN is also working with IEA, The International Education Association (http://iea.org.lb/), a non-profit group committed to global partnerships in education based on the effective use of Information Communication Technology in and out of the classroom. IEA has successfully implemented programs for the United Nations Development Program and Cisco, among others throughout the world. Funding, logistics and in-kind funding is being provided by the [...]


26 April 2012, Sydney: GTWN event in Sydney to mark Girls in ICT Day

26 April 2012, Sydney: To celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on Thursday 26 April, members of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN) will meet in Sydney to discuss how to attract young women into the ICT sector. Kate McKenzie, Group Managing Director, Telstra Innovation, Products and Marketing said that as the numbers of young people, and in particular young women, choosing to study science related disciplines continues to decline, the industry faces a potential skills shortage. “This is an issue which is now getting increasing attention around the world and it is also an issue which Telstra is giving a high priority through its diversity and inclusion program.” GTWN members will work to establish a project steering group made up of industry leaders who are interested in, or already engaged in addressing this challenge. Confirmed attendees for the day include senior Telstra executive women, Michelle Tea, Services Director, Microsoft and Hilda Clune, CIO, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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