Category Archives: Women in Tech

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

Original article on city-press.news24.com | 17 March 2017 |Chao Charity Mbogo In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a

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We Have Too Few Women Engineers In South Africa — Here’s What We Can Do To Fix That

Original article on huffingtonpost.co.za | 7 February 2017 The world is awash with catchphrases to describe gender imbalances in the world of work. From “gender gap” to the “glass ceiling” we have more ways of describing the imbalance, than actual ideas to solve it. The image of a “glass ceiling” is stark: essentially, there is

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Technology for women in business

original article on southafrica.info|16 September 2016 | Government initiative called Technology for Women in Business is helping South Africa’s female entrepreneurs apply science- and technology-based business solutions to grow their businesses.The initiative, introduced in 1998 by the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to help move women from the sidelines to the mainstream of the economy

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Networks Unlimited takes women empowerment, skills development earnestly

Original article onitweb.co.za | 9 September 2016 | by Networks Unlimited ICT industry has not always been alluring or attractive to women in South Africa, with many decision-making roles in this industry still male-dominated. However, Networks Unlimited is determined to change this picture. The company, a value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and

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Mlambo-Ngcuka urges women to use science to seek solutions

Original article on SABC News | 12 August 2016 | by Horisani Sithole Women should make the world their oyster in order to achieve their goals. This is according to the Executive Director UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. She was speaking at the 2016 South African Women in Science Awards in Johannesburg. Mlambo-Ngcuka has urged women to

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Women shine at 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards

Keitu Reid, our CEO, and the rest of Youth Today team congratulate Ethel on this amazing achievement. We look forward to working with you to further your vision of Women in Technology Africa. Source: B&FT Online For the first time, a high number out of the 35 awards at this year Ghana Information Technology and

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Women in Technology with Ethel Cofie

Watch this interview with Ethel Cofie, a Ghanaian dynamo, who is taking on the challenge to grow the number of women in the technology field on the African continent.  She talks about the cultural biases and challenges in exposing girls and women to careers in technology and the event that is poised to start the

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Women in Tech Africa hosts first and largest ever women gathering on technology in Africa

About women in tech Africa Women in Tech Africa is a membership charity supporting women working in technology across Africa to positively Support their Communities. Women in Tech Africa has membership of over 30 countries on the continent and in the diaspora – Ghana, Kenya and London, South Africa and Nigeria among others. Some of

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