Category Archives: WOMEN IN IT

Gender diversity still poses a major challenge in the IT and telecoms industry, with women making up less than 20 per cent of the IT workforce. Women in Technology (#WITnigeria) focuses on women who are experts in the field of Information Technology. This is a platform to educate, encourage, empower and inspire young women to get into Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) with the knowledge and skills necessary to help their pursuit of successful IT careers.

Benefits of using Smarthire.ng

smarthire400x400www.smarthire.ng is an online Technology solution that enhances the job market in the way organisations outsource for Projects. It is a smarter way to hire teams, with a pool of selected freelancers to showcase their skills.

Services:

  • For faster hiring: Find, interview and select freelancers who are ready to work right away.

She Leads Africa accelerator program Selects 10 Startups

SLA-702x336Earlier today She Leads Africa (SLA) announced 10 early stage businesses that have been accepted into the 2016 SLA Accelerator Programme which began on July 11th in Lagos, Nigeria.

She Leads Africa partnered with the Work in Progress! Alliance (VC4Africa and Oxfam) and Guaranty Trust Bank to create a 3-month accelerator program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest female entrepreneurs.

TechPlus2016: A connected World, Africa’s biggest Tech Event

TECHPLUS2016_SpeakersTech experts, enthusiasts, innovators, policymakers and a vast spectrum of tech-savvy brands and individuals will from 22nd – 23rd July, 2016 be hosted at the biggest tech gathering in Nigeria, #TechPlus2016, billed to hold at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos – Nigeria.

INAUGURAL WOMEN IN IT SUMMIT AFRICA

Screenshot-614-658x388Hosted by Siyanda Africa Communications, in partnership with It’s about people, Silicon Cape, Warpsody, Essays of Africa Magazine, ITWeb, Karabina, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi), The Umlambo Foundation and Clarins, the summit will focus on how best to integrate science and technology to transform society, creating a difference that resonates strongly with women across the continent.

African Startups To Win $150,000 At The 2016 Innovation Prize For Africa

InovationThree African startups are to win a combined amount of US$150,000 in the fifth edition of the Innovation prize for Africa organized by the African Innovation Foundation.

The 2016 edition of the competition is tagged ‘’Made in Africa’’, and aims to reward the most innovative startups in; science and technology; environment and energy; agric-business; health and well-being, ICT, as well as manufacturing and service industry.

Anozim Acquires Nigerian Female-Focused Tech Blog, MissTechy

misstechyAfrican Media Works (AMW), an online publishing division of ANOZIM has acquired Nigerian female-focused technology blog, MissTechy.

The financial details of the acquisition was not made public. ANOZIM said the acquisition of the tech-blog coincides with the unveiling of African Media Works.

World Bank Appoints Nigerian Woman As Vice President

Arunma-OtehFormer director-general of the Security Exchange Commission (SEC)Arunma Oteh, has been appointed vice-president and treasurer of the World Bank.

Her appointment was confirmed by the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, in a press statement, Cable reports.

The statement reads:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Arunma Oteh as VP and Treasurer of the World Bank.

Huawei/She Leads Africa Fellowship Application for female tech entrepreneurs 2015

slaShe Leads Africa, in conjunction with Huawei Technologies is launching a fellowship program for African female tech entrepreneurs.

Interested applicants must be female tech entrepreneurs between 18-40 years old. The fellowship which is reportedly the first of its kind would provide fellows a chance to visit China and gain experience into how the Huawei works.

Women In Technology(#WITnigeria): Meet Mrs. Adedoyin Odunfa

mrsadedoyinMrs. Adedoyin Odunfa is definitely a woman who is an expert in the field of Technology. She is the MD/CEO of Digital Jewels Ltd. An IS027001-certified Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCIDSS QSA) providing IT and Project Management Consulting and Capacity Building services. She is an IT professional with over 20 years in professional practise, focused on enhancing the strategic value of IT in organisations through value-adding interventions across the Information Value Chain.

ITF Trains 74,000 Nigerian Youths in Technical Skills

ITFIndustrial Training Fund, [ITF] said it has trained 74,000 Nigerian youths on different technical skills across the country as part of efforts to help the Federal Government create jobs and generate wealth for the populace according to its Director General, Dr. Mrs. Juliet Chukkas – Onaeko.