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With diverse innovations currently emerging in the world today, we can collectively say that it have been as a result of understanding and co-operation of human beings. In recent times, women have proven that they have a place in technology especially in Africa. If your organization that supports African women in technology, Attend the African Women in Tech Conference holding in Ghana this month.
Duration of Conference: December 15th – 17th, 2016
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Impact Hub, Otswe Street, Osu Ako Adjei, Accra, Ghana
About the Award: AWIT is already preparing for its second conference in Africa, which will be in Accra, Ghana at the Impact Hub.
Our theme: Get connected. Get educated. Be empowered to advance your tech career at “The African Women in Technology Conference”. With a focus on providing solutions to challenges faced by young girls and women in technology, the AWIT conference will feature a series of hands-on workshops, a pitch competition, and candid discussions about how to position yourself for success—especially in a male dominated industry.
Like the first conference in Kenya, AWITGhana will be one of its kind event seeking to provide attendees a unique blend of hands-on and deep-dive tech workshops, information sharing, and discussions by professional women (and men) within the tech space. All aimed at encouraging and mentoring young girls to pursue STEM-based education programs and careers.
The AWITKenya conference attendees were 60% developers and 40% participants with non-technical backgrounds. The conference also created enough social media clout that the hashtag #AWITKenya trended both in Kenya and New York for the two days of the conference.
Type: Tech Events and Conferences for Women
Value of Conference: While most conferences like this focus mainly on coding. AWITGhana is going to concentrate on all aspects of technology; from the very technical aspects of it to the human experience and applicability to real-life situations. The speakers and attendees at the conference will be from many different types of jobs and seniority; from college girls to senior executives in companies.
How to Apply: To apply to become a panelist or pitch your very own session complete the form below or apply here.
Award Providers: The second leg of African Women in Tech conference in West Africa is made possible by IBOM LLC the parent company of Innov8tiv in partnership with IMPACT Hub Accra, VC 4 Africa, African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Levers in Heels, Leading Ladies Africa, and TechMoran. Other sponsors will be announced in due time.