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ATLAS Speaker Series: Bridging the Gender Internet Gap in Developing Countries

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Published on Jul 22, 2013

Renee Wittemyer discussed the data on the large Internet gender gap in developing countries and the social and economic benefits of securing Internet access for women during an ATLAS Speaker Series program on Feb. 25, 2013.

Recent studies find that on average -- across the developing world -- nearly 25 percent fewer women than men have access to the Internet and the gap soars to nearly 45 percent in sub-Saharan African regions. Wittemyer discusses this research and a call-to-action to double the number of women and girls online in developing countries from 600 million today to 1.2 billion in 3 years.

Wittemyer, director of social impact in Intel Corporation's Corporate Responsibility Office located in Ft. Collins, develops strategies for Intel's girls and women's campaign and manages relationships with strategic alliances, such as USAID, NGOs, and U.N. Women.

The ATLAS Speaker Series is made possible by a generous donation by Idit Harel Caperton and Anat Harel.

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