A Look At Five South African Women Commanding The Tech Space
There are many women doing great things in tech in South Africa, making their mark with cool initiatives and strong leadership roles.
Gender diversity in technology is an ongoing challenge, and women have to constantly prove their capabilities and strengths.
Yet, more women are contributing innovative and even disruptive ideas, making meaningful change in people’s lives.
Here are 5 inspiring women in the ever growing fast-paced South African tech space.
From Business Tech.
1. Barbara Mallinson, Obami CEO
Barbara Mallinson is the founder and chief executive of Obami, a social learning platform being used by hundreds of schools across Africa, Europe and the United States.
She saw a gap in the SA market – schools were creating real-life networks, but they weren’t making use of online tools to take that further.
Obami was recognized as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Technologies in the World in 2011 by Netexplo, Unesco and partners.
It was also identified as one of the Top 20 Start-ups in Africa by Forbes a year later, and Mallinson was featured on the Forbes 10 Female Tech Founders to Watch in Africa list.
Read more at Business Tech.
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