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African Women in Tech

The Importance of Targeted Grant Programs Q & A: Juddy Gitahi

Salient Advisory's recent report, reveals that a mere 2% of funding supports female founders. Women-led ventures heavily rely on grants and debt due to this financing gap, often leading them to be perceived as social enterprises, consequently impacting healthcare...

Celebrating The Voices of Women Who Power the Fintech World

As we commemorate National Women’s Day in South Africa, it remains crucial to continue striving for a gender-equal workplace in the financial technology sector. Verto, a global fintech firm, proudly celebrates the voices of women powering the fintech industry...

This Queen Bee is a Hive of Information

Of course, there are plenty of women working at a high level in male-dominated industries around the world and, for sure, they have worked hard and smart to get to the top.  So, what merits singling out this woman’s...

24 South Africa Women to Join 2023’s Women Techsters Fellowship Class

A total of 24 women from South Africa have been admitted to the class of 2023 of the Women Techsters Fellowship, Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (Tech4Dev) has announced in Lagos, Nigeria. The Women Techsters initiative is aimed...

Absa Signs 3 New Deals to Support Africa’s Growing Tech Space

South Africa's Absa Group, one of the country's Big Four lenders, has signed agreements with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Ghana, the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) and Grindstone in South Africa in efforts support...

Does Remote Work Promote Greater Opportunities for Women in IT?

There are many ways in which the ‘new normal’ of Working From Home (WFH) has changed things, and one example of this is the impact it has had on women in the IT sector. With more flexible hours and no...

Lindie Ferreira of Logicalis Talks Challenges for African Women in STEM

August is Women's Month in South Africa - and this month IT News Africa has been connecting with women in technology to provide needed signal-boosting for individuals in an industry that, especially in Africa, is male-dominated. ITNA’s Luis Monzon had...

Top 5 Tips for Women to Build a Career in Cybersecurity

Representation of women in the cybersecurity industry has grown over the past years and, while this is positive, there is still room for improvement. Growth and success in this area require that everyone work together to amplify each other,...

AfChix and USAID Are Helping African Women Connect Their Own Communities to the Internet

AfChix – a network of African women in technology – is enabling women in rural Kenya, Senegal, Namibia, and Morocco to take the lead in connecting their communities to the internet for the first time. The organisation is one of...

How Rwanda is Encouraging an Entire Generation of Women in Tech

In 2020, Rwanda was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high...
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