Women | Tools | Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power


How can a woman and a motorized scooter help reduce global poverty? Sure, she can go farther, faster. But it’s more than covering distance. It’s about how the scooter helps a woman earn an income. Access food. Raise healthy, educated children. In a woman’s hand, technology like a scooter can accelerate her economic advancement. But whether cutting-edge or old-school, technology has been underused as a vehicle to move the world’s women out of poverty.

Until now.

ICRW’s white paper, Bridging the Gender Divide: How Technology Can Advance Women Economically, lays out how intention and innovation can generate real economic benefits to women in the developing world.

This research is the foundation for Women | Tools | Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power, a global competition launched by ExxonMobil and Ashoka Changemakers. Through a crowd-sourcing, online format, innovators with a solution to catalyzing women’s economic advancement through technology have already submitted hundreds of ideas from the largest representation of countries in Changemakers history.

The entry stage is now closed but you can visit Changemakers.com to read and discuss your favorite solutions. Online voting will begin June 2.