The Smart Woman Project, a social enterprise initiative supporting the advancement of women around the world via mobile technology has unveiled a mobile social network for social change among women.
The mobile app to be available this September will inform women in the developing world on matters like health and entrepreneurship and will be available as downloads as an app for a monthly fee of $5.
Women will then use the app to network and join forums, as well as access custom content from celebrities and other “global ambassadors” on topics like health, lifestyle, and relationships.
The $5 app is for use by women from Kenya, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Mexico.
The SmartWoman Project is powered by Change-Corp, a mobile learning company that specializes in women’s issues. Other partners include,Nokia, United Nations, Foundations For Social Change and I.T.U among others.
Paying users will be allowed to view profiles of developing country women, participate in action and advocacy campaigns, donate $100 to buy them mobile phones, or buy their goods on a mobile fair-trade marketplace.
The Project seeks to connect women across barriers of race, class, and nationality and hopes that text messages can be a medium for knowledge, health, and financial empowerment.
The project was announced at The Changing Lives Through Mobile Conference at The United Nations,New York June 21 and will debut in the iTunes store in September.
Plans to launch Smartgirl for teenagers and Smartsister for University students are underway.
This post originally appeared on AfricanWomenNetwork.org, our media partner.