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WOMEN IN TECH WEEK FESTIVAL

Women in Tech Week Festival, is the flagship festive event of Women in Tech Africa. It is an annual week long festive season for women across the globe that is celebrated simultaneously across the globe physically and virtually as it urges towards being at the forefront of Africa’s growth Agenda.

The Women in Tech Week festival makes it possible for Women in Tech Africa to achieve its goal of

  1. Supporting female leadership in the technological field
  2. Creating a pipeline for girls to choose technology
  3. Encouraging female entrepreneurship

The festive season brings together women and girls in the fields of technology and entrepreneurship and provides a platform to interact, network and share ideas on themes bordering on Technology, Entrepreneurship, Work-life balance, and Leadership. It also assembles well accomplished and renowned speakers in the Technological space, Entrepreneurs, Government officials, Members of the Diplomatic corp and  Non-Governmental Agencies.

Last year, the festive occasion attracted a large number of audience of over 10,000 participants in the maiden edition organized from 26th – 30th September, 2016. Physical events were held in ;

  1. Kenya
  2. Ghana
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja)
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Botswana
  7. Mauritius
  8. Cape Verde
  9. Canada
  10. China
  11. Belgium
  12. Ireland
  13. Britain

Virtual events also attracted participant from over 30 countries across the globe.

 

This this year, the five(5) days week long festivities seizes to be more educative and exciting. This time, it commences from Tuesday, 19th September to Saturday, 23rd September, 2017. It is estimated that over 20,000 people mainly women would participate in this years event.

Themes slated for the period includes;

  1. Day 1    – Leadership Day
  2. DAY 2   – Mobile and Digital Commerce Day
  3. DAY 2   – Teach a Skill Day
  4. DAY3    –  Entrepreneur Day
  5. DAY4    – Awards Day

Topics to be discussed under these themes will include, Women in Leadership, Digital Africa, Social Enterprise, Work – Life Balance, Security, Innovation, Technology for the Next Generation among others.

This year’s festive occasion will also see new additions of Chapters;

  1. Tanzania
  2. Senegal
  3. Rwanda
  4. South Africa
  5. DR Congo
  6. France
  7. Spain,
  8. Germany
  9. China
  10. Canada