Africa’s Largest Women in Tech Digital Festival happens again in 2019 across 6 countries. This year, more women are expected to take part in the Women in Tech Week 2019, under the theme; Scaling Technology in Africa.
Women in Tech Africa Website www.womenintechafrica.com
In 2018 Thousands of women from Africa and the Diaspora came together in different locations across the African continent to celebrate Women in Tech Week in 2018. They were engaged on issues of technology, and explored different ways women can grow as technology leaders. The events will feature topics such as, using technology to improve agriculture, the success stories, Leadership in Tech, Innovation & Technology for the Next Decade: A look at Inclusivity and a chance to engage with industry leaders.
Women in Tech Africa is currently the largest group on the continent with membership of over 5,000 across 30 countries globally with 12 Physical chapters in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Germany, Ireland, Britain, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Cape Verde. Women in Tech Africa is also the 2018 recipient of the United Nations Equals Award for Leadership in the Women and Technology Space.
Women in Tech Week is attended by top ranking individuals across Africa, specifically: C-Level executives, female tech entrepreneurs and women aspiring for stem careers. The one-week celebration will be a great opportunity for women in technology spaces in Africa to come together to network, share and empower each other to improve and push forward Africa’s technology growth agenda. Each day of the week will delve into the different aspects of growth for leadership and technology.
The Women in Tech Week Festival will be held from 9th – 25th October 2019, consecutively across the continent. More than 20,000 participants from across Africa and the diaspora are expected to be part of the event. It will bring together renowned speakers such as, Nancy Matimu, VP, Head Market Development Sub Saharan Africa- MasterCard and Vere Shaba, Forbes Africa 30 under 30. There will also be seasoned professionals from the Technological space, Entrepreneurs, Government officials, Members of the Diplomatic corps and Non-Governmental Agencies in attendance.
This year’s Women in Tech Week is supported by Findev Canada and the German Development Corporation (GIZ), as headline sponsors.