Tag Archives: Women

Maasai women bring clean energy to rural villages in Kenya, Tanzania

Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 62 miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador. Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe;… Read More »

Nearly Half of Smartphone Gamers Are Women: Facebook Study

Smartphones are the most used gaming device for people globally – and across 12 countries, 47 percent of all smartphone players are now women, a Facebook study has revealed, adding that gaming on mobile devices is increasingly becoming popular among women. Facebook’s data analysis and storytelling team FacebookIQ commissioned market research company TNS to survey people ages 18-plus… Read More »

What’s killing white middle-aged American women?

The rich world has got used to health and longevity getting better, and death rates falling for everyone. But over the past few years, data has been accumulating which suggests that this trend has stopped for poorly-educated, white Americans. And for one group in particular – middle-aged women – death rates are going up. Four experts talk to… Read More »

Millennial women turning to social media to close business deals

illennial women are most likely to embrace social media to close business deals, a new study shows. Just under half of women aged under 35 agreed it enabled them to improve relationships with customers and prospects compared to 41 per cent of men, according to data seen exclusively by Telegraph Women. Out of more than 1,000 professionals surveyed by… Read More »

More Gujarat Villages Ban Single Women From Using ‘Distracting’ Phones

Several villages in Gujarat have banned girls and single women from owning mobile phones, saying the devices distract them from their studies. A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have imposed the ban in recent weeks, with more villages joining the campaign, said Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district council. The ban… Read More »