SSPI-WISE - Blog
Welcome to the SSPI-WISE Blog! This page is a timely and informative space to learn about industry happenings, and to explore a range of topics, especially as relates to women in industry. Check out the inaugural post below:
The Male-Female Digital Divide – By Elisabeth Tweedie, Founder, Definitive Direction
The digital divide generally refers to the discrepancy between those that have access to broadband and the internet, and those that do not, in other words the “other three billion.” Contrary to popular perception, although the majority of them are, the other three billion are not only located in developing countries. According to the ITU even in developed countries, 11% of urban dwellers and 15% of rural dwellers are offline. There is also a gender division, although according to the ITU, this gap is closing. Overall 57% of females use the internet, compared with 62% of males. As expected, this varies by country, shrinking to only 1% (88% vs 89%) in developed countries, compared to an 11% discrepancy (27% vs 38%) in the land-locked developing countries (LLDCs), some of the poorest countries on earth. Read More...
SSPI-WISE Next Meeting
SSPI-WISE meets once per month. This month, SSPI-WISE is hosting a celebration of International Women’s Day with a panel of the first women to hold their leadership positions. The event takes place on March 8, 2023 in New York City. Click here to learn more.