Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum build synergy for women tech entrepreneurs
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWEIF), a women economic empowerment organisation, on Thursday, hosted a webinar to inspire more women participation in the technology space.
The virtual forum was aimed at creating role models and ensuring that leading technology startups would be founded and led by an equal ratio of men and women.
Themed“Women in tech: Is it more complicated in Africa?” it brought together speakers who offered various insights on different subjects.
It focused on the role of education and technical skills and the need to have more gender-balanced funding as well as more role models for technology entrepreneurs, especially women.
The discussion, among other things, highlighted the challenges related to investment in technology in Africa.
Irene Ochem, Chief Executive Officer of AfricArena said the organisation was determined to promote women technology entrepreneurship.
According to the organisation, technology had appeared to be a powerful tool to solve some of the continent’s biggest challenges; however, Africa did not have enough women in technology entrepreneurship, hence the need for more female founders.
The speakers touched on other aspects of technology innovation and how to address some of the challenges faced by technology entrepreneurs.
The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum nurtures and actively promotes women innovation and entrepreneurship through its development programmes.
AWIEF recently launched ‘LeadTech Incubation Programme’ to support the growth of women technology and digital startups in Africa.
AfricArena, on the other hand, runs open innovation challenges, technology events as well as produces content about the African technology ecosystem. It connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate bodies in order to foster technology innovation in Africa.