On an ambitious journey
Vittorio Colao, Chief Executive, Vodafone
"Mobile technology continues to have a transformative effect on the lives of women and young girls around the world.
"Through access to information on health, education, commerce and via mobile money services like M-Pesa, we are increasing the quality of life and financial security of millions.
"Globally, gender equality remains an enormous challenge.
"Women are more likely to live in poverty than men, and around 60 million more girls than boys still do not go to school.
"In society at large, and in the workplace, Vodafone remains committed to addressing these challenges through innovative thinking and a strong executive commitment.
"Vodafone is already on an ambitious journey to be one of the world’s best employers for women by 2025.
"Our pioneering global maternity policy and ReConnect recruitment programme to bring women back into the workplace after a career break are already making a real difference to the women who work for us.
"I hope that our progress inspires others to take similar bold strides."