Election heralds a new era for Universal Meaningful Connectivity.

Cologne, 03 October 2022:  The GTWN, the Global Women’s Telecommunications Network, congratulates Doreen Bogdan-Martin on her  election as Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

GTWN is the world’s premier network of women C-Level executives bringing about “The Changing Culture of Communications…from Generation to Generation.”

Four years ago, the GTWN was one of the primary supporters and promoters of Ms. Bogdan-Martin’s candidacy for Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.  As chief architect of ITU’s development work, Bogdan-Martin then proceeded to champion programs for digital transformation to achieve economic prosperity, job creation, skills development, gender equality, and socio-economic inclusion, as well as to build circular economies, and reduce climate impact.

Thirty years ago, the GTWN started a new era in our sector when we championed “The Changing Culture of Communications” and then added 15 years later, “..from Generation to Generation” for our slogan.

“Bogdan-Martin’s stated goal for ‘Universal Meaningful Connectivity’ as she begins her new role as the first-ever female ITU Secretary General resonates powerfully with the values and purpose of the GTWN”, remarked Keri Gilder, GTWN Global President.  “The GTWN looks forward to working together with her and her colleagues to achieve this goal”, concluded Gilder.

Keri Gilder, GTWN Global President

Vicki Macleod
GTWN Secretary General

Marge Salem
GTWN Business Manager