Connected Women Shortlisted for ITU Telecom World Awards – SME Category in Budapest

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Connected Women, a technology-driven social impact startup, has been shortlisted for the ITU Telecom World Awards – SME category at the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World 2019 exhibition, known as ITU Telecom World 2019 to be held on Sept. 9-12 in Budapest, Hungary’s capital.

Just earlier this year, the startup has been lauded as a Champion for e-Employment at the UN World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. As an advocate of Gender Equality and Decent Work and Economic Growth, the 5th and 8th United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Connected Women matches entrepreneurs (all genders) and businesses from all over the world with Filipino women looking for remote work through a tech platform which utilizes a unique proprietary algorithm to ensure a precise match. Through the Connected Women website, job seekers can apply for virtual work while entrepreneurs gain access to high-quality, affordable talent. This social enterprise also provides digital skills enhancement, continued education and training for the community while promoting tech adoption, inclusive innovation and the future of work.

Thought leaders from public and private sectors, experts in ICT, regulatory bodies, representatives of international organizations & academic institutions from across the world will deliver speeches in the conference.

Outstanding participants will receive awards in different categories, including Global SME Awards, Global Industry Awards, Government Award, Host Country SME Award and Recognition of Excellence Certificate.

ITU Telecom World 2019 is a non-profit UN-level platform that aims to accelerate ICT innovation for social and economic development by exhibiting solutions and sharing knowledge. It brings together governments, corporations and Tech SMEs, along with leaders from the public and private sectors, emerging and developed markets, as well as from across the ICT ecosystem.


According to ITU’s event website, ministers, regulators, international industry associations, major industry players, entrepreneurs, operators, vendors, service providers, content developers, media, consultants, industry visionaries and leading academics in the ICT sector are among the global audience of ITU Telecom World.