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Women in Tech Week to be held across 40 countries

Women in Tech Week to be held across 40 countries

The first and largest ever global women in technology week will be held both physically and virtually in over 40 countries. 

The week-long event will simultaneously take place in countries such as Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Botswana, Cape Verde, China, Germany, United States of America, Canada, Belgium, UK with events supporting the growth of women in technology and the African growth using technology. More than 10,000 participants from across Africa and the diaspora are expected to be part of the event.

Additionally Women in Tech Week also gives individuals and organizations the opportunity to create their own user generated women in tech week to enable a global collective impact using technology, for example our City Organizer for Abuja will be training over 800 pupils in villages outside Abuja on coding.

Women in Tech Week, is a great opportunity for women globally to come together to network, share and empower each other to improve and push forward the technology growth agenda. Each Day of the Week interrogates the different aspects of growth for leadership and technology such as;

• Technology Day – DAY 1
• Leadership Day – DAY 2
• Entrepreneur Day – DAY 3
• Work – Life Day – DAY 4
• Talent Day – DAY 5

Under these themes topics that would be discussed include, Women in Leadership, Digital Africa, Social Enterprise, Work – Life Balance, Security, Innovation and Technology for the Next Generation among others.

Women in Tech Africa has a strategic vision of enabling women to drive Africa’s growth story and create impact on personal life. The Group believes that women are equally capable of being at the forefront of technological development and advancement in Africa and the world at large. Hence, its agenda of supporting female leadership and creating a pipeline for girls to choose technology.

“This is a collaborative attempt to build a global network, allowing us women to compare our challenges, learn from other countries and connect across borders to expand our influence,” said Founder of Women in Tech Africa and CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting, Ethel Cofie.

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