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Supporting Women in Tech Across Africa to Positively to Support their Communities Positively

Women in Tech Africa mission is 3 fold

• Creating today’s female leaders and role Models for tomorrow’s Women
• Showing the world what a strong African woman in capable of achieving
• Support African growth through technology

Women in Tech Africa  has membership of women in over 30 countries in Africa and has physical Chapters in Ghana, Kenya and London with launches in South Africa and Nigeria planned before the end of the year.

Africa Women in Tech is the brainchild of ICT4D GH Foundation

 

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WHAT WE DO  AND HOW WE DO IT 

Supporting Women in Tech Leadership,Career growth and Entrepreneurship.

How We Do IT
-Networking and Thought Leadership Events for Women in Tech
-Partnerships with industry players to bring job and growth opportunities to our members

Positively affecting our community with the strength of our network .

How We Do IT
-Programming to support children choosing Science Technology and Math Careers
-Training Female entrepreneurs on the use of technology to grow their business

 

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Projects

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Sponsors/Partners

To Partner or Sponsor our Activities . Contact Us at Partnerships@womenintechafrica.com

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EVENTS  HAPPENING SOON

Jul 2016

Monthly Tech Meet-ups ( July event: Business Plan writing) – 14/07/2016 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sep 2016

Monthly Tech Meet-ups ( September: Sales and Marketing techniques) – 08/09/2016 at 12:00 am
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Impact

30

Countries  in Africa and the diaspora  have members women in tech members

2000

Careers Influenced 

100

children inspired to pursue STEM careers 

1

Database to enable recruiters find  competent women in tech 

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Become a Member

Women in Tech Africa  is Free and Open to All , However to become part of our dedicated leadership program for your career and entreprenuerial growth,  we have specially designed 2 premium membership opportunities

Membership 

 

Open Membership

All Women in technology related roles are invited to join us.. 

Premium Gold Entrepreneur Membership

Our entrepreneurs start with big dreams and drive. Through the 12 months’ experience, they evolve, becoming skilled entrepreneurial managers. They become the leaders who launch what matters..become premium

Premium Gold Career Memberships

Targeted toward career Women to support their career growth and leadership potential. Women who choose career gold will be given the tools and network to move to the next level in their careers..become premium  

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The Team

Ethel Cofie

Ethel Cofie

Founder

CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting and Women in Tech Africa

Sylvia Mukasa

Sylvia Mukasa

Chapter Lead Kenya

Sylvia is a professional with considerable hands-on experience in Strategy Planning and business development .

Odunayo EweNiyi

Odunayo EweNiyi

Chapter Lead Nigeria

CEO of PUSHCV and Chapter Lead for Nigeria

Selasie Dzikunu

Selasie Dzikunu

Chapter Lead Ghana

Management Consultant and Chapter Lead from Ghana

Enyonam Dzide

Enyonam Dzide

Chapter Lead Ghana

Project Manager at Esoko and Chapter Lead Ghana

Antonia Anni

Antonia Anni

Chapter Lead UK[London]
Ethel Cofie

Ethel Cofie

Founder

CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting and Women in Tech Africa

Sylvia Mukasa

Sylvia Mukasa

Chapter Lead Kenya

Sylvia is a professional with considerable hands-on experience in Strategy Planning and business development .

Odunayo EweNiyi

Odunayo EweNiyi

Chapter Lead Nigeria

CEO of PUSHCV and Chapter Lead for Nigeria

Selasie Dzikunu

Selasie Dzikunu

Chapter Lead Ghana

Management Consultant and Chapter Lead from Ghana

Enyonam Dzide

Enyonam Dzide

Chapter Lead Ghana

Project Manager at Esoko and Chapter Lead Ghana

Antonia Anni

Antonia Anni

Chapter Lead UK[London]
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Voices of Women in Tech

 

Women in Tech Week Launched- 400 Events in Over 40 Countries Globally

    Press Release  Women in Tech Africa hosts first and largest ever women gathering on technology in Africa. (over 400 events planned in 40 countries)   Accra, 18 May 2016 -- Over 3000 women working in technology from across Africa and the diaspora will be meeting physically and virtually in over 40 countries across Africa and the Diaspora to discuss barriers and opportunities for  women and girls working in technology.  The event, Women in Tech Week, organized by Women in Tech Africa will kick off from 26-30th September 2016 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.   Women in Tech Week

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EDEL TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING IS NOMINATED FOR IT CONSULTING FIRM OF THE YEAR

AFTER BEING JUDGED ONE THE 100 MOST GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE STARTUP’S IN GHANA, EDEL TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING IS NOMINATED FOR IT CONSULTING FIRM OF THE YEAR EDEL Technology consulting (www.edelitconsult.com ) has been nominated in this year’s Ghana Telecom Award now re-branded Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA), in the category “IT consulting firm of the year”. EDEL Technology Consulting is a Global brand that uses the combination of modern project management techniques, Standard software engineering and industrial strength architecture to deliver technology solutions to its clients, with projects delivered in West Africa and UK. EDEL prides itself as one of

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In the world of technology, when one woman helps another, amazing things can happen

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In Africa’s male-dominated technology (tech) scene, women remain largely underrepresented. Yet there is a growing sense that a handful of incredible women are setting new standards and encouraging others especially younger women to become “techy”. Many believe that when one woman helps another, amazing things can happen-professional careers leap forward. Yes indeed, amazing things do happen. I recently attended one of these gatherings where established women professionals in technology were mentoring young women aspiring to take their STEM careers a step further. I feel lucky. My generation is seeing a paradigm shift both in women’s reception to Science and technology

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Let’s Get Girls very excited about Technology-My Dream

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”It’s really fascinating to know that these codes can solve real human problems”. And that was what got me into this field.
Growing up as a student, I had a thing for Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer. I had always looked forward for opportunities to apply this knowledge to solve real problems facing our society.

I got myself tutored online with resources and practical lessons. I googled, binged and asked the internet on programming, design and software tutorials.
I started freelancing for some jobs and got some quick placements at some foundation, agencies and brands. Now I run my own Digital Software Company, Inspiriasoft.com- for 4 years now.

I was recently selected by Google to train at their Digital Business Manager Program and also now a partner at Microsoft. This experience for me has been inclusive and high growth stunner.
I want to solve the real problems faced by the African community especially women and youth related with simple digital solutions.

I recently launched a project with my team in Nigeria, Tech4Her. We are driven to expand economic opportunities for girls and women by equipping them with ICT, Tools and expertise. Women will be able to apply these technology tools to solve real problems they face such as education, violence, insecurity, funds etc.

We will be installing Digital labs (with computers, internet and learning packages) and facilitating Digital literacy classes in Secondary schools, Institutions and Communities.
More on www.tech4her.org.
Lagos, Nigeria
elizabeth.olorunleke@yahoo.com, ceo@inspiriasoft.com
+2348105445404
Linkedin: https://ng.linkedin.com/in/elizabetholorunleke
Twitter: @qween70
Websites: www.inspiriasoft.com, www.tech4her.org.

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Elizabeth Olorunleke is Google Certified Digital Business Manager, Microsoft Partner and Founder of Inspiriasoft.com (Digital Software Company) with a BSC in Computer Science & Engineering. She worked with a CommonWealth Initiative, GLEEHD Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering leaders in African countries. And was nominated as a delegate at the Nigerian Centennial celebration, UK.

In addition to humanitarian service, she has more than 5 year experience in Digital Arts, User experience, Sotware programming (PHP, Java, HTML5/CSS, Sql), Project Management, Team Management, Web design & Management, Mobile Development, Digital media marketing & Analyics. She has worked partly on projects with Firms such as CWG (Computer Warehouse Group), TINK Africa, UN-YFWP, Headstart Consulting and runs her Digital Firm, Inspiriasoft.

She is currently working on her project, ‘Tech4Her’ with a mission to enable women in ICT & STEM to expand economic opportunities for girls/women.

Envisioning My World – Emily Achieng

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I trace my interest in technology to a childhood passion. My passion came from a place of insight and simplicity. I used to scoff and cringe during my High School years on hearing that there are not enough women in technology. Much in my current life has been shaped by my younger years; a gradually developed interest that has in a long run influenced me in a good way.

Alongside being a technology enthusiast, I am a writer. I am doing lots of poetry to be a better engineer one time. I find writing and programming similar in the sense that they both involve lone time trying to create something interesting. Their brevity and hidden meaning and all make me know myself better. That inward energy gives me a great feeling of accomplishment.

I derive most of my energy from being surrounded by people. Meeting incredible people has made me view life through a hue and tint of imagination. It is through these tech gatherings that I have managed to answer my endless questions to satisfy my curiosity.  I am now conscious that technology was meant for me. There is no mechanical way of learning other than the golden chance of brushing shoulders with people and talking to them. To me, actualizing a dream begins with talking. I have talked to many women I have met and we have shared our interests, what the world lacks, happenings that affect us in a way.

I admire women who have influenced a change in the technology world from afar. I dream of being there too someday. The world is crying out for more women who can venture in technology, and I want to be one of the women who can elbow their way out of patriarchy to silence the cry.

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“Achieng’ Emily is a Kenyan technology lover and writer. She loves watching stars at night. And better still, looks at them more than most people do. ”

Technology as my Foundation-Lola Banjo

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I chose a career in Technology because I just didn’t know what I wanted to do in life but I was confident I would do well as I’m a strong believer of the saying “Anything worth doing is worth doing well”.

As an IT student, I decided to take a part time job in an SEO company and specialized in Link Building and Search Engine Optimization without having a clue about it. I just knew I was going to be helping my company make millions of dollars online. I put my mind into it and eventually understood the complete basics of Web Marketing (Search Engine Optimization, Link Building and Online Marketing).

This experience opened doors of opportunity into the Online World where I got my first International Job via the Internet as a Web Marketing Analyst. My goal was simple – To Capture Online Users looking to visit China for the Summer Games in 2008.

With my Digital Marketing experience in China, I developed a career in Hospitality Digital Marketing for one of the best hospitality giants in the World and as I continue to evolve, I have gone further to achieve a Masters in Marketing to really understand how core fundamentals of Marketing combine with Core Digital and Information Technology to drive a business forward.

My Career Dream is to be best that I can in any field using my foundational IT skills to improve in everything I do. I am currently looking to take a course in General Leadership Management to integrate Technology into a business. We can’t run away from Technology in fact with the rate at which Technology is fast evolving, it has become fundamental to any business today. I am passionate about Technology as it has shown me how much of an impact it can be in one’s personal life and business today.

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Lola Banjo

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Lola Banjo is a seasoned Digital and Marketing Expert in the Hospitality, Travel & Leisure space.

Over 10 years’ experience across Asia, Middle East & Africa

Connect with Me on Linked In. https://ae.linkedin.com/in/lbanjo

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