GTWN celebrates Silver Anniversary during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

27 February 2017, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona The Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN) marked its 25th Anniversary at a special gala dinner on Monday 27 February (View the celebration photos here). Present at the gala event were many of the senior executive members of the GTWN Board who have contributed so much over the past decades to the development of the mobile and broader ICT sectors, as well as the role of women as leaders in that industry. Also participating in the celebrations were many senior industry representatives of the GTWN sponsor organisations who over the years have made the GTWN events and other activities possible. These included the GTWN Silver Anniversary Dinner sponsor iTalent, whose CEO Renee LaLonde was also acknowledged as a role model for women led business and Every European Digital, whose founder Bridget Cosgrave is also GTWN Global President. A focal point of the celebration was the awarding of the inaugural GTWN lifetime achievement award to Viviane Reding, former Vice President of the European Commission and current European Union Member of Parliament (see related press release). Christian Salbaing, GSMA Board Member and Deputy Director Hutchson Whampoa gave an appreciation of Ms. Reding from an operator's perspective. Throughout the evening the GTWN paid hommage to all of the speakers, sponsors, members, senior executive and "next generation" women who have made and continue to make the TMT industry the most exciting, most impactful, and fastest growing industry in the world. Special guest, Mats [...]


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 [...]


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 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 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 [...]


The GTWN 20th Anniversary Event at the MWC 2012: GSMA CEO Anne Bouverot and EU Commission Vice President Viviane Reding join GTWN’s Industry Stars in Barcelona

EU Commissioner Viviane Reding and GSMA CEO Anne Bouverot join with the Global Telecom Women's Network in celebrating its 20th Anniversary Press Release   7 March 2012 The Global Telecom Women's Network (GTWN) celebrated its 20th Anniversary at a gala dinner during the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The keynote was given by Anne Bouverot GSMA CEO and Board Member, while Special Guest was Vice President of the European Commission and Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding, who used the opportunity to announce her public consultation on how to increase the number of Women on Boards. Anne Bouverot GSMA CEO and Board Member Vice President of the European Commission and Justice Commissioner, Viviane Reding The GTWN marked its first twenty years with a high-level program and attendance by 185 Industry Stars from around the world including China, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, USA, various European countries including Serbia, Africa and Russia. The GTWN exists as a networking vehicle for senior women in the ICT and TMT sectors and as a focus for debate on key public policy issues affecting the sector. A major focus of the GTWN is the next generation and making certain that the flame is passed from one generation to another. The gala dinner event, held at the stunning Circulo Ecuestre club in Barcelona, was a celebration of the achievements of senior executive women in this dynamic growth industry, and was also an opportunity for the next generation of women [...]

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