Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks at the Launch of the GSMA mWomen Program with Cherie Blair and GSMA on October 7

Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
October 5, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Former British First Lady Cherie Blair will deliver remarks on the international support for increasing women’s access to mobile technology on Thursday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

The event will launch the GSMA mWomen Program, a project of the GSMA Development Fund and the Cherie Blair Foundation, to promote mobile technologies as tools for women’s empowerment and international development. For more information on the work behind the initiative, click here.

Secretary Clinton and Cherie Blair will be joined by Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer and GSMA CEO Rob Conway. Other participants include leaders from the mobile communications industry, the private sector, international development community, women’s organizations, and philanthropic foundations.

Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Cherie Blair will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

PRN: 2010/1422