Grant to provide opportunities for skill development, career advancement and help bridge gender gap in STEM

She Code Africa has received funding from FedEx, one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, to help 100 African women kickstart their careers in the tech industry. This support includes teaching participants tech skills, guiding their career paths, providing resources, and offering internship opportunities.

In an impactful initiative and exciting partnership with FedEx, She Code Africa (SCA) is set to launch Cohort 1 of its highly anticipated She Code Africa Academy Program. Designed as a 12-week intensive learning  to run from April to June 2024, this program aims to empower 100 African women between the ages of 18 and 45 in Software Engineering, Product Design, and Product Management.  Applications are now open for its first cohort.

She Code Africa is a non-profit organisation targeted at training, empowering, and celebrating African women in tech. The organisation has a track record of impact-driven programs and has partnered with FedEx to bring this one to life. 

She Code Africa’s initiatives have empowered over 64,040 girls and women through various activities and events, provided free training to over 7,000 individuals through academy training and scholarship programs, and engaged a community of over 40,000 members across 20 African countries.

Natasha Parmanand, Managing Director of FedEx Express Sub-Saharan Africa Operations said, “At FedEx, we are committed to creating equal opportunities for all. Partnering with She Code Africa gives us the opportunity to empower women in STEM to further enhance the workplace dynamics and shape a brighter future. This collaboration strengthens our commitment towards Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, reaffirming our stance that constant progress and change are imperative for advancing gender equality.”

Participants in the academy program will have the unique opportunity to engage with a comprehensive curriculum from She Code Africa’s School of Product (encompassing Product Design and Product Management) and the School of Engineering (covering Software Development). 

This innovative program offers a flexible, Africa-remote learning experience, making it accessible to women residing across the continent regardless of their location. Participants will receive expert tutoring, mentorship, and access to a supportive community, empowering them to launch successful careers in the tech industry.

The She Code Africa Academy Program offers more than just theoretical knowledge. It provides a thriving learning environment with technical tutoring, career mentoring, and access to resources. Top participants from each track, who demonstrate exceptional performance, will have the unique opportunity to participate in a 1-month paid internship with the She Code Africa team, focusing on the development of engineering products and platforms for social impact.

Targeting African women from diverse backgrounds, She Code Africa is dedicated to closing the gender gap in the tech industry. The Academy Program seeks to equip participants with the skills and confidence to thrive in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

The program is scheduled to run from April to June 2024. Applications open on Monday, February 26, 2024. African women with a passion for technology are encouraged to apply.

To learn more and apply, visit

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 8, 2024


About She Code Africa

She Code Africa (SCA) is a non-profit organisation with intensive efforts aimed at empowering, educating, and celebrating young girls and women in STEM across Africa. With a community strength of over 40,000 girls and women across 20 African countries, SCA continues to make a significant impact via training programs, scholarships, mentorships, conferences, and other initiatives.  

About FedEx Express

FedEx Express is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, supplying fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed the delivery of time-sensitive shipments by a definite time and date.

She Code Africa Contact:

Olamide Makinde;  

FedEx Contact: 

Azka Shaikh;

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