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Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead In The Tech Industry

Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead In The Tech Industry

Women in technology face well-known barriers to career development. Only 25 percent of “computing” professionals are women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and the percentage shrinks moving up the corporate ladder. In fact, only 11 percent of executives at Silicon Valley tech companies are women. And the numbers for women of color are even worse. The causes of […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

The Incubator Called Roar -The First University – Embedded Technology Hub In West Africa

The Incubator Called Roar -The First University – Embedded Technology Hub In West Africa

Nigeria is gradually taking the lead in setting up incubation and tech hubs where startups and young people develop software programmes and apps. Roar Nigeria, the first fully fledged university-embedded technology hub in West Africa, is training young tech experts and innovators – despite funding challenges. In Nigeria, college and university students are taking the […]

The World Tech Champions From Nigeria

The World Tech Champions From Nigeria

Five Nigerian teenagers were crowned champions at the World Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA, winning a prize worth US$10 000. The female students won the junior gold medal after beating competitors and teams from technological giants like the United States and China, as well as Spain, Turkey and Uzbekistan, who were among the 12 finalists […]

Let’s Help With Moves That Will Help You Hire Women In STEM

Let’s Help With Moves That Will Help You Hire Women In STEM

A recent uptick in successful initiatives like Girls Who Code and all-women STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps point to an important trend: Young women are ready to change the face of STEM fields. In 2017, Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit group that works to inspire girls to pursue their passion for coding and computer science, reported that the […]

Tesla Explores Building Gigafactory In Europe

Tesla Explores Building Gigafactory In Europe

The electric vehicle maker has had preliminary discussions with two German states vying to host its Gigafactory in Europe to build cars and their batteries under one roof, the Journal reported. The talks are still in their early stages and may not yield an agreement, according to the report. Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk […]

The Language Of The Future Is Already Written

The Language Of The Future Is Already Written

The language of the future is already written. The world is changing. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen it progress at a previously unimaginable pace in several aspects – most noticeably, the technology that we possess. Not too long ago, computers filled up rooms; but today, they fit in our pockets. To communicate with […]

U.S. Consulate Trains Women, Students On Drone Technology

U.S. Consulate Trains Women, Students On Drone Technology

The United States Consulate General in Lagos in collaboration with Baltimore-based Global Air Media, on Tuesday concluded a two-day drone technology workshop for students and women. The training was held at the Cedar STEM & Entrepreneurship Hub, and American Corner at Co-Creation Hub (CCHUB), both in Yaba, Lagos, on Monday and Tuesday respectively. A team […]

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa To Use Technology To Improve Everyday Life

Ms Geek Africa Is Encouraging Girls From Across Africa To Use Technology To Improve Everyday Life

Girls in ICT Rwanda celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ms Geek with the second edition of Ms Geek Africa, a competition that judges women on brilliance rather than beauty The Ms. Geek Africa competition, which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), has concluded its second edition. The contest champions female tech wizards and […]

Facebook Creates Its First Hub Space In Africa

Facebook Creates Its First Hub Space In Africa

With creativity and excellence existing across all of Nigeria, Facebook also announced partnerships with seven other hubs across the country including in Abuja (Ventures Platform), Jos (nHub), Kaduna (Colab Hub), Kano (DI Hub), Uyo (Start Innovation Hub), Enugu (Roar Hub) and Port Harcourt (Ken Saro Wiwa Hub). These will serve as centres of excellence and […]

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