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Afghan Women Spin New Careers By Reviving Ancient Silk Road Crafts

Afghan Women Spin New Careers By Reviving Ancient Silk Road Crafts

O nce an important Silk Road trading hub, the Afghan city of Herat has long been a cultural centre, but decades of war have ravaged its ancient traditional crafts. Now thousands of women are returning to the ancient practices, seeking to revive the traditions of a city where traders once came to haggle for silk […]

Coronavirus Is Hurting Women In Tech

Coronavirus Is Hurting Women In Tech

Millions have lost jobs due to COVID-19 around the world, but in the technology industry, women seem to be taking a bigger hit. A survey of over 700 tech professionals conducted by software review company TrustRadius found women were more likely to be laid off and felt more pressure than men to be productive. Why it matters: Women […]

AW Women Series : For Business Development, Social Change, ‘She Learns Here’ Is Here By Olubunmi Fajuyigbe

AW Women Series : For Business Development, Social Change, ‘She Learns Here’ Is Here By Olubunmi Fajuyigbe

Above Whispers Women Series is aimed at showcasing women who are crusading for vulnerable men and women in the society. This is a platform for these women to share their journey with other women around the world and inspire them. On this platform, we love to share stories of inspiring women because we know that […]

African Women In Technology Conference Holds In Lagos

African Women In Technology Conference Holds In Lagos

The African Women in Technology (AWIT), a network of African women who are creatively redefining the technology space in Africa and becoming key players and trendsetters in the world’s creative and innovative industries, recently held a two-day conference in Lagos. Organised by Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network, the event took place at Zone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being Gender Bias With Women In Tech

Being Gender Bias With Women In Tech

Lately, there’s been a renewed, international discussion around harassment and discrimination against women in the workplace. Hopefully this new attention to an age-old problem means that change is coming. Real change, not just talk. But change requires action, and the right actions might require really understanding the numbers and identifying what causes the gap between […]

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 […]

Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

Coding Should be 50-50 For Both Women And Men

It’s a real problem. I’ve been working in business and technology for over a decade and throughout the years I’ve come to realize that gender disparity is still a jarringly palpable issue in the tech sector. Like the apps and software technologists develop, the tech industry and greater culture has evolved incredibly quickly. This rapid […]

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