We’re into the new year and already getting a sense that 2021 could be different from 2020. Last year saw sectors like edtech and biotech rise to prominence, while e-commerce benefited from the spike in online shopping due to the pandemic. This year we’re asking what to expect from this year. I spoke to my […]
A new platform called Wentors (a gender play on the word mentors) has launched to help not only encourage more women into technology fields, but more importantly, to make them stay. Founders EduAbasi Chukwunweike, a Software Engineering graduate and Unoma Adeyemi, whose career began in Investment Banking, met at Microsoft where the former still works. […]
Hadiza Garbati has her roots in Kano, northern Nigeria, but grew up in the country’s economic hub, Lagos. A chemical engineering graduate, Garbati has spent more than a decade navigating a career in the power, oil & gas sectors. She has all this time been without, as she puts it, having anybody to look up […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. As a young career woman working with one of Nigeria’s biggest fintech companies in its earlier years, Ejimonye Ofodum had little time to dedicate to home chores. But she did not just […]
Majority of the founders surveyed – 55.6% said that the challenges they faced were gender-based while many of the developers surveyed didn’t feel this way.
From tinkering with games on a Commodore 64 to learning to programme in BASIC, it was Oreoluwa’s undergraduate business typing essays and assignments for students that lit the first spark about how women could use technology to create economic opportunities.