Following a very successful inaugural African Women in Tech (AWIT) Conference in East Africa in Kenya’s capital Nairobi (#AWITKenya); a conference that registered:
Networking Session (Wed, July 20th) – At the Nairobi Garage the attendees were mainly community leaders and students that could not attend an all-day session.
Day 1 (Thurs, July 21st) – AWITKenya, official kickoff day that saw about 120 women grace the occasion. The event was held at the Kenyatta University main campus.
Day 2 (Fri, July 22nd) – AWITKenya’s second and last day, 160 women were in attendance.
The AWITKenya conference attendees were 60% developers and 40% participants with non-technical backgrounds. The conference also created enough social media clout that the hashtag #AWITKenya trended both in Kenya and New York for the two days of the conference.
Part 2 of AWITGhana Conference Date Announced
AWIT is already preparing for its second conference in Africa, which will be in:
Venue: Impact Hub Accra
Address: Otswe Street, Osu Ako Adjei
On December 15th – 17th, 2016
Like the first conference in Kenya, AWITGhana will be one of its kind event seeking to provide attendees a unique blend of hands-on and deep-dive tech workshops, information sharing, and discussions by professional women (and men) within the tech space. All aimed at encouraging and mentoring young girls to pursue STEM-based education programs and careers.
While most conferences like this focus mainly on coding. AWITGhana is going to concentrate on all aspects of technology; from the very technical aspects of it to the human experience and applicability to real-life situations. The speakers and attendees at the conference will be from many different types of jobs and seniority; from college girls to senior executives in companies.
The second leg of African Women in Tech conference in West Africa is made possible by IBOM LLC the parent company of Innov8tiv in partnership with IMPACT Hub Accra, VC 4 Africa, African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Levers in Heels, Leading Ladies Africa, and TechMoran. Other sponsors will be announced in due time.