AWITGhana 2016: We’re Looking For Speakers

We’re knee-deep into planning our 2nd African Women in Technology Conference, in Accra, Ghana, from December 15 -17, and we need your help. Does emerging technologies fascinate you?

Have you learned a few great lessons about navigating your career as a woman in technology? Are you an organization that supports African women in technology?

Do you know a dynamic speaker who specializes in technology?

If so, this is your opportunity to not only help change the conversation about the lack of women in technology but it’s also a great chance to showcase your brand. Check out a recap of last year’s event and submit your application below.

AWIT OVERVIEW

Our theme: Get connected. Get educated. Be empowered to advance your tech career at “The African Women in Technology Conference”.  With a focus on providing solutions to challenges faced by young girls and women in technology, the AWIT conference will feature a series of hands-on workshops, a pitch competition, and candid discussions about how to position yourself for success—especially in a male dominated industry.

In July 2016, we held our very first conference at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. Here are a few highlights:

  • Attendees: Day 1 (Thursday); Approximately 120 women in attendance; Day 2 (Friday);  Approximately 160 women in attendance. The audience consisted of 60% developers and 40% of participants with non-technical backgrounds. The attendees were students, entrepreneurs, and executives.
  • Reach: AWIT trended on Twitter in Kenya and New York. The total reach was over 260K with over 2.2 million in impressions.
  • Event Recap: Sponsors include: Google, Uber, Cellulant, and more.  Check out a full recap here.’
  • Panels and Topics: Sessions covered everything from How to Code and Exploring Career Opportunities in STEM to the Do’s and Don’t of Pitching. Check out last year’s schedule and agenda.

To apply to become a panelist or pitch your very own session complete the form below or apply here.

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