Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What’s the buzz at 3GSM? A Women in Mobile Data Association Meet-Up

The Women in Mobile Data Association is having an informal meet-up to chat about the buzz at this year's 3GSM in Barcelona. It’s an informal event where you can have a coffee or a glass of wine and a chat with other women in the industry about what you’ve seen and experienced at 3GSM. It'll also be a chance to escape the testosterone fuelled exhibition and conference and chillout for an hour or two. We don’t have a sponsor this year (unless you’re offering) so it’s a case of buy your own drinks and food.

What: Women in Mobile Data meet-up

Where: Café Viennese, Casa Fuster . The nearest Metro station is Diagonal and it’s just a few stops from Congress, or a short taxi ride.

When: Wednesday 14th February 2007, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

If you would like to come, please RSVP to Helen Keegan, putting WiMD in the subject field. This is so we can let the venue know roughly how many of us to expect on the day.

Please feel free to forward this invitation on to your female colleagues and friends who work in mobile data and content and associated sectors – we’d love to meet them too.

About the Women in Mobile Data Association

WiMD is a global association which started 3 years ago following a contentious speech by an un-named male executive at 3GSM when it was in Cannes, who claimed there wasn’t a market for mobile content for women. After that, a few of us got together and formed WiMD, led by Lisa Modisette, to champion mobile content, data and services for underserved markets, and to support and engage women working in the mobile data and related industries. The Association is a work in progress. We meet bi-monthly in London and on an ad-hoc basis in Europe and the US and our meetings vary from the simply social to networking lunches, seminar evenings and power breakfasts. It’s currently free to join. Members are from all areas of the industry – network operators, content creators, developers, aggregators, consultants, marketers, media owners, analysts, journalists, entrepreneurs and plenty more besides. And we're very friendly.

The Women in Mobile Data website will be re-launched in the next month or so as there isn’t much on there currently.

For more information, please contact me via email.