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[Submit Apps] The Nokia IdeasProject “Apps to Empower Women” Challenge

Nokia has a new competition – Apps to empower women. Details are as follows:


Challenge open: June 29 – September 30


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Steffi Czerny, Co-founder of the DLD Conference

Pia Erkinheimo, Co-founder of IdeasProject


Challenge Jury

Mitchell Baker, Chairman of Mozilla Foundation

Abigail Disney,  Co-Founder and co-President of the Daphne Foundation

Libby Leffler, Chief of Staff to Sheryl Sandberg (COO Facebook)

Elizabeth Varley, CEO Techhub



The top app chosen in the challenge will be developed by a team of women  software developers, and posted for free on the Ovi Store. The ideator  behind the winning idea and 2 ideators behind the ideas that will get  honors will be recognised with a Nokia phone of their choice.


The Challenge

Women around the world are increasingly living more active and productive lives. But numerous barriers remain. In developed economies, women work hard to balance the various needs of work, home, and leisure – all with limited time. And in developing economies, women often are faced with more basic challenges. In any country, mobile apps have the potential to help empower women in a wide range of ways, helping them to become better connected, better able to manage their time – and, yes, more mobile.


The Nokia IdeasProject “Apps to Empower Women” Challenge seeks ideas for mobile apps that can help women in work, education, and leisure.


Here are some examples of the categories of apps that might be used to empower women:

  • Time management for competing priorities
  • Providing education through mobile apps
  • Giving women a voice
  • Providing new ways for women to connect with each other
  • Leveraging social networking to find work


The Nokia IdeasProject Mobile Challenge for  Ideas to Empower Women will  launch at the DLD Women conference in Munich, Germany, on 29 June 2011. Your product, services and solutions ideas can help to make the  difference in the lives of women around the world.


Click here to submit your suggestions for empowering apps!

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