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Love, Tech and Online Abuse of Women in the Time of Coronavirus

Love, Tech and Online Abuse of Women in the Time of Coronavirus

As COVID-19 pushes more people online, digital abuse against women is likely to intensify now that the internet is a lifeline for many When Priya’s boyfriend posted a nude photo of her online, he told her it would give her a confidence boost by making her an object of desire for other men. Instead, she […]

In Collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Pan-African Fintech InTouch is Launching Its 10,000 Jambaars Program to Support and Mentor 10,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Senegal

In Collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, the Pan-African Fintech InTouch is Launching Its 10,000 Jambaars Program to Support and Mentor 10,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Senegal

As part of its Young Africa Works program in Senegal, the Mastercard Foundation has partnered with InTouch to support their 10,000 Jambaars project, which will deploy a network of 10,000 agents to provide digital services across the continent, most of whom will be young people and, particularly, young women. This collaboration between the two organizations is part […]

Australia Wants To Force Facebook And Google To Pay Media Companies For News

Australia Wants To Force Facebook And Google To Pay Media Companies For News

Australia is moving to impose sweeping new rules that would require Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) to pay media organizations for the use of their news content. Regulators on Friday released draft legislation that would let news publishers in the country negotiate compensation with the two tech companies for sharing or displaying their stories. It would allow certain media outlets to bargain either […]

Techno-Expo By FG To Boost Inventions, Innovations In Nigeria

Techno-Expo By FG To Boost Inventions, Innovations In Nigeria

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, minster of science and technology has said the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo will bring to the fore the capabilities of Nigerian engineers, inventors and innovators in fast tracking sustainable development of the country. Dr. Onu disclosed this while briefing the press after inspecting the venue of the forthcoming 2019 Techno and […]

48 Young Women Complete Professional IT Programme

48 Young Women Complete Professional IT Programme

Forty-eight women have successfully finished the WeCode Quality Assurance Software Testing training programme. They were awarded with certificates of excellence on Friday. According to Yvette Uwineza, the Programme Manager of WeCode, a programming school and IT agency, it aims at nurturing young women into future leaders in the tech sector. The programme was designed to […]

Google Earmarks $2m For Project In Nigeria

Google Earmarks $2m For Project In Nigeria

Google on Wednesday launched the Google Impact Challenge (GIC) Nigeria 2018 aimed at empowering the citizens to drive community impact. The Google Country Marketing Manager, Affiong Osuchukwu, said at the unveiling in Lagos that Google would commit $2 million into the project in form of grants to non-profits using technology to reach their goals. The […]

Female Founders Attract More Press Attention – Marina Shumaieva

Female Founders Attract More Press Attention –  Marina Shumaieva

  Nowadays, sexism towards women, especially in tech, has become quite a hot topic. Female engineers and leaders have started speaking on the issue, to protect their rights, sustainability, efficiency and proficiency. I’m the co-founder and CTO at CruiseBe, a cruise itinerary aggregator and SaaS B2B solution that proposes a day-by-day schedule of a cruise with a […]

GirlCode Academy For Tech Girls In Nigeria

GirlCode Academy For Tech Girls In Nigeria

The GirlCode Academy platform is the first program of its kind in Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa. It provides Nigerian women free training in software and web application development. The Academy has just recently graduated its first class. We spoke with administrators at GirlCode and discovered that they’ve found early success and have bigger […]

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

The Foundation of Diverse Teams? A Growth Mindset

I talk to a lot of companies these days that are seeking new ways to build diversity within their organization. I always ask them if they are employing a growth mindset when developing talent. For example, how many people have they promoted to strategic roles from within the company in the previous year? Per HBR, a growth mindset […]

A Manifesto For Women And Minorities In Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

A Manifesto For Women And Minorities In Startup, Tech, and Business Communities

A counter-manifesto A few days ago, a Google Engineer released a hailstorm of outdated and twisted psychological and biological myths to mask his personal prejudice against women, and less overtly, against minorities as well. I want to suggest a counter-manifesto. I want to suggest that women and minorities both begin to roar. Our silence is what allows the resounding […]

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