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Women in Technology: Latest News

  • Forget Silicon Valley, Female Tech Founders In Africa Are Closing Gender Gap

    Female Tech Founders By Staff, 8:57 am

    The latest high-profile scandals in Silicon Valley highlight that the battle for gender equity in the United States is far from won. Despite the tech industry’s progressive reputation, its track record for hiring, promoting and funding women is bleak: Only 17 % of American startups have female founders. But, halfway across the globe in tech hubs like Lagos, Nigeria, and Nairobi, Kenya, 46 percent of African ventures have a female founder and prospects for closing the gender gap there are high.

  • Smashing Stereotypes About African Women In Technology

    By Aniela Swider, 1:20 pm AFKI Original

    Many people — East Africans and foreigners — are unaware of the opportunities that exist in Rwanda, says Akaliza Kera Gara, Microsoft’s youth representative for East Africa. Gara hopes to change the idea that IT is a men’s field.

  • Intel, Akirachix Launch Kenya Women’s Tech Program She Will Connect

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:37 pm

    Intel, in collaboration with Akirachix, an association focusing on women’s technology, has launched a digital expansion programme for young women in Kenya, aiming to bridge the gender gap in technology. HumanIPO reported earlier this month Intel would launch She Will Connect in developing countries, starting with Africa. The initiative aims to train young Kenyan girls interested in technology and coding on how to develop applications, after which they will be able to develop Android applications in only two days.

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