Women in Technology Africa is launching the Inaugural Women in Tech Africa Diaspora event in London which speaks to the spectrum of Africa, Technology and Women’s Leadership
Date: July 8th 2015
Theme: Women Leadership and the African Technology Dialogue
Target Audience: Women of African descent working in the tech sector in the UK, afrophiles and organisations that have an interest in Africa.
Location: ThoughtWorks Office London (First Floor, 76-78 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UR UK)
In context of the theme we will be interrogating :
- How we can get connected. African women/girls here need visible role models. We need champions.
- How do we help the entrepreneurs, how can we invest in the businesses that African women want to build/are building in the UK.
- How can we work better with those back home.
- Creating avenues for ladies to find roles back home and build businesses in Africa
Tickets cost go to support event administration
About Women in tech Africa
In order to identify and learn from other Women in Technology across Africa, Women in Technology across Africa spear headed and run the first Pan African women in tech virtual meet up which brought together over 150 women in technology roles across Africa and was featured in CNN.
The success of this process resulted in an established a formal Pan-African Network of Women in Technology to organise regular activities to provide effective support to women in technology across the African continent.
Women in Tech Africa’s Vision is three 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 is the brainchild of ICT4D GH Foundation
Women in Tech Africa has membership of over 500 women in over 30 countries in Africa and will be launching offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Canada in addition to Ghana by September 2015
Women in Tech Africa routinely runs event across Africa including:
- First Pan African Women in Tech virtual conference
- Quarterly meetings in Ghana showcasing successful women in tech in that country including head of Google, head of Microsoft Africa
- Joint Women and Tech and USAID Program on the subject of women and technology, the future of Africa
- Women in Technology sessions in Lagos Nigeria at Africa biggest social media event , social media Lagos
- Training for Women Entrepreneurs on the use on technology for business growth