Shireen Santosham has/had a position (Director, Connected Society) at GSMA

Title Director, Connected Society
Start Date 2013-00-00
End Date 2015-00-00
Notes GSMA Total Duration2 yrs 5 mos TitleDirector, Research & Insights, Connected Society Dates EmployedOct 2015 – Dec 2015 Employment Duration3 mos LocationWashington D.C. Metro Area Set strategic direction, advocacy platform, and research agenda for the newly formed Connected Society program to harness the power of the mobile phone industry to connect the remaining 4B+ people in the developing world without internet access TitleSenior Manager (Global), Connected Women Programme M4D Dates EmployedAug 2013 – Oct 2015 Employment Duration2 yrs 3 mos LocationWashington D.C. Metro Area Led a team of researchers to understand the complexities of the growing digital divide between men and women in emerging markets and drive industry action to close the gap Consumer research & analysis • Led unprecedented 12 country household research study to quantify and understand the global gender gap in mobile phone and internet access and usage; over 700 global media articles cited the report • Oversaw the delivery of an additional 30+ industry-leading publications in less than two years Marketing & advocacy • Acted as the public face of the program for media and major speaking engagements, including at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 59/Beijing +20 meeting in New York and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona • Oversaw the delivery of seven successful mobile industry events around the world including the annual 300+ person seminar at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the seminar at the Mobile 360 Africa event in Cape Town Program design & M&E • Designed M&E approach and oversaw M&E implementation for 11 grants across 10 countries Business development & fundraising • Built strategic partnerships with large technology companies and managed donor relationships for the program See less
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