#WomenTechAfricaRock

We Are Showcasing Women Soon!

 

Women in Tech Africa is out on a mission to show what a strong African woman is capable of. In light of this, we are about to embark on a journey of telling our stories. We want to bring to surface incredibly inspiring women with diverse backgrounds, thoughts and actions. Women who have powerful stories to tell. Women who have defied odds to be who they are today. We want to celebrate these women and to encourage others too.

 

We will be doing this exercise in  two different ways. Let’s face it with Chapters in Ghana, Kenya, London and membership of  women from over 30 countries, we are the largest women in tech group in Africa! And we want to show you the amazing women we know on our website,

http://www.womenintechafrica.com/amazing-women-in-tech/. On that note, we highly encourage Women in Tech Africa members to update their records in the membership database.

 

Also, we will be embarking on the #womentechAfricaRock campaign. This will be in an effort to showcase the amazing Women in Tech Africa and their elements through photos, videos and blog articles.

We encourage women who want to be part of Women in Tech Africa hashtag #womentechAfricaRock to either record

a 5-minute video of themselves answering these questions then email us the youtube link at partnerships@womenintechafrica.com

Or fill this online form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12xh0J1NXO-hAWa-SEe_FdZe887WhtKg4Rtt2M6Re6t0/viewform?c=0&w=1.The women can also post a photo of themselves in action on twitter or facebook, then tag Women in Tech Africa along with the hashtag #womenintechAfricaRock.

 

We believe this exercise will help bring to light amazing women in the tech sector. We also believe it will give recruiters and event organizers visual examples of very capable women. No more concluding that you can’t find women to hire, or speak in events, or invite to boards. Women are here!

 

Our hashtag is #womentechAfricaRock. Stay tuned!

 

Exciting Speakers for the Women in Tech Africa UK Event

On the 9th of July 2015 , Women in Tech Africa will be launching the Diaspora group in London UK .

Please book you tickets on Eventbrite

We have the pleasure of  announcing exciting speakers

Lola Oyelayo

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A passionate designer and researcher and with over 10 years experience in the field, Lola has developed her skills working in multi-disciplinary teams in large organisations and digital agencies, delivering delightful digital products. A self-confessed perfectionist, Lola is extremely vocal and knowledgeable about creating a sustainable future for user-centred thinking and design, a journey which has seen her become Scrum Certified and an official member of the “Agile is best” club.

Rashada Harry

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Rashada is responsible for driving fixed infrastructure business opportunities in a global capacity at Vodafone Global Enterprise. She possesses a strong track record of new business development, account management and consultative selling into Enterprise client organisations offset against aggressive sales targets (in excess of $50m). Prior to joining Vodafone she spent 10 years with Cisco where she worked as a global business development manager for EMEAR (Europe Middle East Africa & Russia).  She is co-Director of “Your Future Your Ambition” (www.yourfutureyourambition.com) an initiative aimed at creating an awareness and encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds that studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at school, college or university can open doors to an array of careers. Rashada was a STEM Leader finalist in the 2014 inaugural Black British Awards and is a nominee in the National Diversity Awards 2015.

Ethel Cofie

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Ethel Cofie is CEO and founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT consulting and digital products company, and Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. A high caliber IT professional with over 12 years’ experience working in the UK, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, she has worked on the Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project and the Ford Foundation”s Election Monitoring project for Nigeria. She also served as head of commercial solutions for Vodafone. She is the founder of Women in Tech Africa, which brings together women in over 30 countries, and will open offices in Zambia, Nigeria, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin in the coming months. She initiated the first pan-African Women in Tech meet up and was a finalist for the United Nations Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology Award for her work supporting women in IT. She has been featured on BBC and CNN for her work, and she sits on the boards of numerous companies in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Emem Rita Usanga

Emem Usanga is the CEO and Co-Founder of InvestWell. She has 18 years business development experience in the media industry from magazines to digital, in corporates and startups. Emem previously worked for companies such as WPP’s 24/7 Real Media and Glow Digital Media. InvestWell is the sixth startup that she will be working in and her first foray into Finance

Josiah Kwesi Eyison

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Josiah Kwesi Eyison,  Co-Founder and CEO of iSpace Foundation, bringing more than 15 years of experience and expertise in management. Kwesi holds a HND in New Technology, Media and Communication from University of East London and a Business Management degree with the open university.

He was the West Africa Regional CEO for Quintessentially, a luxury concierge service company with over 40 offices worldwide. Josiah was the Events and Business  Development Manager for Learning Without Frontiers, a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiency and importance in learning.

CEO of Airtel,Dep MD of UT Bank and others Speak at Women in Tech Africa

Women in Tech Africa (Ghana Chapter) in collaboration wit USAID and IREX on the 27th of April  organized a special session Women and Technology at the Alissa Hotel in  Accra.

Speaking at the events was :

CEO Airtel Ghana ( Lucy Quist) first female CEO of a  multinational telecommunications company in Ghana

Deputy Managing Director UT Bank  and one of the most powerful personalities in Banking in Ghana( Pearl Esua-Mensah)

Director of Mobile Web Ghana ( Florence Toffa)

Director of Innovation Grameen Foundation

CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting and Founder Women in Tech Africa

Citifm was on hand to  feature our speakers on their #Cititrends program . listenhere