How One Women Is Creating Opportunities In Technology In Uganda

By Staff Published: October 22, 2017, 8:07 am
women in tech(Photo: Women In Technology Uganda)

Growing up, there was no support for girls to get into computer science careers. My career started out in a software development consultancy firm where I was the only woman on the team. I desperately looked for female role models and guidance on career development but could not find one woman to offer that. Local tech companies back then preferred to hire men and when they did hire women it was only for junior positions.

From The Huffington Post. Story by Barbara Birungi Mutabazi.

I decided to start Women in Technology Uganda five years ago to increase the participation of women and girls in the technology sector in Africa. I wanted to create an environment that teaches young girls and women about the opportunities in a technology career, teach them the relevant skills needed get the high paying tech jobs, showcase role models and connect them to the technology sector.

I want an Africa where females are making their own career choices, computer science is not considered a man’s field and women are running and leading large technology firms. Where women are given the opportunity to create technology solutions to Africa’s problems and equally contributing to Africa’s digital economies.

Read more at The Huffington Post.

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