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  • She Leads Africa Teams With Dark & Lovely For African Women’s Tech Accelerator

    She Leads Africa By Staff, 8:52 am

    The picture isn’t rosy. Of the STEM disciplines, tech is the only one where the participation of women has actually decreased in the last 20 years.This is due to many reasons, not the least of which is the underestimation of the entrepreneurship potential of women. She Leads Africa, a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams, in partnership with beauty brand, Dark & Lovely Africa, has just opened applications for the 2017 Dark & Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator.

  • How Technology Is Empowering South African Women

    women By Staff, 8:18 am

    The IT industry is in a position to change the roles of women in the workplace and society–as new technology-enabled learning, employment, and business opportunities emerge in the digital era. We’re seeing a number of important tech trends converging: from high-speed mobile networks, to low-cost smartphones, publicly-available e-learning tools and powerful Cloud-enabled software. Today, one’s location becomes less important, as women in rural areas gain more opportunities to empower themselves.

  • A Look At Five South African Women Commanding The Tech Space

    Soth African women By Staff, 8:02 am

    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.
    Here are 5 women in the ever growing fast-paced South African tech space.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.

  • African Women In Tech: Stop The Labeling! We Are Entrepreneurs Too

    African Women In tech By Tom Jackson, 3:56 am AFKI Original

    The dialogue around female tech entrepreneurs in Africa needs to change from usage of belittling terms such as “mompreneur” to focusing on promoting positive role models for others, according to female leaders in the sector. Though prominent female tech leaders do not object to discussion of the issues surrounding women in tech, in many cases the tone of the conversation is demeaning and patronizing.

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