She Will Connect: Intel Connecting Women to Bridge Africa's Gender Gap

Intel commited to launch She Will Connect, a new program aimed at expanding digital literacy skills among young women in developing countries. The program will start in Africa, where the Santa Clara-based company hopes to reach five million women and reduce the gender gap in digital literacy by 50 percent by working with NGOs and global and local governments.

She Will Connect: Intel Connecting Women to Bridge Africa's Gender Gap

Intel and its partners, NGOs working in the field of women and technology including CARE, ChangeCorp,, World Pulse, and World Vision, will collaborate to transform women's and girls' lives and livelihoods in Africa through increased access to and use of the Internet, reducing the gender and technology gap in sub-Saharan Africa by 5 million young women over the next three years. It has been proven that, through increased connectivity, young women are able to access health, government, and educational information, economic opportunities, gender-specific resources, and news - and that they benefit from the information, knowledge, and connections available on the web. As a result of this effort, these five million young women will have the opportunity to acquire or improve digital literacy skills and expand their understanding and use of technology. Consequently, these young women will be able to increase their income, receive a better education, enhance their political participation, and have a stronger voice in their communities.

This collaboration brings together NGOs with strong gender, ICT, and development programming expertise, content for women, computing infrastructure, and a history of providing digital literacy training. In each country, Intel has many different NGOs and government partners who they will partner with on the ground.


  • Intel Corporation

    Goods Supplier, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip...


    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to...

  • ChangeCorp

    Service Providers
    Staff size: 6-25

    ChangeCorp is a social enterprise that promotes innovation in the Emerging Markets by implementing successful mobile learning solutions and designing products that enable our clients to...

  • Foundation

    Service Providers
    Philippines | Staff size: 6-25 is a global program managed by Foundation that supports the establishment and sustainability of grassroots level telecentres. These telecentres—public places...

  • World Pulse

    Service Providers, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    World Pulse is the leading network using the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice. Today nearly 60,000 women and allies from more than 190 countries...

  • World Vision

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 10,000+

    World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of...

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Key Information

LocationEastern Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3 Million