Applications For The WomenConnect Challenge (India) Round 2 Are Closed

WomenConnect Challenge India Round 2 Information Session

To learn more about the programme and how to apply, watch the recording below.

7 Lessons from Indian women who changed lives with digital technology

USAID & Reliance Foundation

WomenConnect Challenge India

“When women rise, families flourish, communities grow, and countries prosper. A truly developed world has to be an equal world.” - Mrs. Nita M. Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation

The WomenConnect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully changing the ways women access and use technology.  

WomenConnect India Speaker Series 2.0: Women, Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship 

Watch our latest webinar and hear from our guest speakers who work on driving sustainable economic growth for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), women, and farmers across the Indian sub-continent.

Proven Strategies

Learn more about the strategies behind the success of the WomenConnect Challenge. 

2021 Winners Announced!

Ten organizations across India have been selected as grantees through the WomenConnect Challenge India, launched by Reliance Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

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BBC Media Action: Increasing women's digital literacy in India

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GSMA: The Gender Mobile Gap Report 2022 

This Report explores the key barriers preventing women’s equal mobile ownership and access to mobile internet as well as the widening smartphone ownership gender gap.

WomenConnect India Speaker Series 2.0: Digital Solutions for Rural Women

Click to watch our second webinar in the Speaker 2.0 Series. Learn from our speakers who are developing digital solutions for rural women by identifying content needs and creating engaging content for target groups.




WomenConnect India Speaker Series 2.0: Digitization in Rural and Marginalized Communities

Click below to hear from our speakers who are knowledgeable and experienced in sustainable connectivity, harnessing tech for good, addressing social and gender norms, and promoting women and girls’ education and empowerment through technology.

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Costs of Exclusion Report (2021) by Alliance for Affordable Internet

The recent Costs of Exclusion Report (October 2021) by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) shows that Governments are missing out on hundreds of billions of dollars because of the digital gender gap. 

Click below to learn more