For International Women's Day 2019, we compiled a list of five women-focused technology communities.
Are you a woman? Are you in the tech industry? Or are you an aspirant? These are five women-focused tech communities that you probably didn't know about:
This is an NGO for professional women and enthusiasts in cybersecurity led by Information Security Engineer, Sophina Kio-Lawson. They help to build awareness in cyber security and engage professionals in knowledge sharing and mentorship to guide ladies interested in the cybersecurity field.
2. Women in Tech and Security (wict_ng)
They are a group with the primary aim of attracting more African female talent to the Information, Security and Technology Industry led by Sherry Rahman. The group’s objective is to create awareness, promote diversity within the Information Security Industry and bridge the current skill gap that exists, particularly in the African region by attracting more women through mentorship, networking, educational and inspiring content.
3. TechHer (TechHerNG):
TechHerNG was founded by Chioma Agwuegbo. It is a platform for women that provide technology knowledge exchange amongst women, providing real-time solutions to their tech-related problems and improving the quality of their lives and ease of doing business through a proper grasp of technology.
TechHer also believes that if women are exposed to the ways technology enhances their daily activities, they will become more productive and empowered to have a voice in their community. They provide the training and support because we believe that tech savvy women are not only financially independent, but valuable to any field.
4. She Leads Africa:
She Leads Africa was co-founded by Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei. This community helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, their vision is to become the number 1 destination for smart and ambitious young women.
Women in Tech Africa (WiTA) is an organization founded by Ethel D Cofie. This community aims at supporting women in tech across Africa to positively support their communities. Their mission is to:
- Create today’s female leaders and role Models for tomorrow’s Women
- Show the world what a strong African woman in capable of achieving
- Support African growth through technology
This is a developing story and more of such women-focused initiatives will be added.