Solutions for Women

The Global Tech Challenge, launched at CES 2020, is presented by CES® and the World Bank Group.



2021 Winners

Supported by the World Bank’s Digital Development Practice, whose mission is to achieve connectivity for all, the Solution for Women Challenge rewards scalable and innovative technological solutions that seek to increase digital access, skills and opportunities for women.

The challenge was supported by a panel of leading experts from: Microsoft 4Afrika Initiatives, GSMA, SoftBank, the International Telecommunication Union, IBM and The Female Quotient.

The three winners of the challenge will engage with governments and World Bank Group teams to potentially scale their solutions within development projects.  Learn more arrow-black

Winner Spotlights

Up for the Challenge: Bridging Gender Digital Divides

Launched at CES® 2020 as part of the Global Tech Challenge, the Solutions for Women challenge called upon the tech community to present scalable, innovative solutions that seek to empower women. Learn more about the three winners of the Solutions for Women challenge.

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More About Why We Need Digital Solutions for Women

Barriers to gender digital equality are linked, among other factors, to availability of infrastructure, financial constraints, interest and perceived relevance of digital technologies, and socio-cultural and institutional contexts.

More than 300 million fewer women access the internet in low and middle-income countries than men. This divide has persisted and is, in fact, widening.

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