EMILY C ROETZEL

My work is focused on connecting individuals, building better brands and creating a more equal world.

 
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About

After building a career in mobility services, the focus of my work has been on innovation for inclusion. This is done by partnering with mobile operators, NGO's, brands and governments in order to extend mobile technology and reach individuals at the bottom of the social and economic pyramid.

The simple idea to connect these individuals has become a personal journey. I have been exposed to individuals of all walks of life in some of the most remote areas of the world. I have negotiated with governments, executed first of its kind partnerships with mobile operators and fished with fishermen along the archipelago.

I am inspired daily by the people I meet who are trying to create a more equal world. The majority of them ordinary people doing incredible work.

I have come to understand technology as a physical medium. I have learned the most impactful connectivity is in the bonds we create, extending far beyond the confines of basic mobile broadband. 

I've realized that building and maintaining partnerships requires forming relationships, forming strategies, forming solutions, and forming respect and trust. 

When we empower individuals with vital tools we create the potential to uplift a community, a region, a country and each other.

Everything I do inspires me to do more.