The 2018 African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference, Nairobi, theme is “Be Bold”, so we are asking our female leaders and guests – panelists, speakers, moderators, and mentors – to reflect and share the early days of their careers, advice for younger women in tech and/or the most crucial need of their businesses today.
These women have proven commitment to building and scaling tech businesses or growing social enterprises on the continent and they come from diverse backgrounds and sectors with different levels of experience.
It is our hope that these short interviews show a glimpse into the everyday lives of African women in tech and builds bridges between organizations and individuals who are looking to partner, fund, mentor or simply interact with these pioneering women.
Welcome Stella, it’s our pleasure to have you. What’s one message you want to share with other women in tech and business?
Thank you for having me. To me, technology knows no gender. At least, not at this time in 2018.
The successful are the ones who take bold steps that others are too scared to take.
Fortune favors the bold. I have a simple question for aspiring women and tech in business: Is your fear worth you risking losing a big opportunity?
What’s the one resource you need right now to propel you forward?
I need financial resources, more external funding to take Jobonics to the next level i.e marketing, hiring, development.
We have built a wonderful product and brand, and now need financial resources to take it to the next level.
Anyone who wants to talk to me about this can reach me via email@example.com.
What’s your big career/business goal for 2018 and how can we help you stay accountable to get it done?
My business goal for 2018 is launching our software in June before the AWIT event. I’d love to talk about all we do and the progress we’re making. I’d also like to find a mentor who understands and has experience in what we do.
Join Stella and other pan-African women in technology at the 2018 African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference, Nairobi this July.