The African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference is scheduled to take place from July 18 – 20, 2019.
Hosted yearly by IBOM LLC, the 3-day conference is themed “Awaken The Techazon Within” focuses on empowering, educating and connecting African women in business and technology. The aims to be the go-to platform for advancing the careers of African women in the technology industry regardless of what stage they are in their careers or businesses.
The 2019 conference will take place at Michael Joseph Center, Safaricom. All sessions that make up the 3-day conference are free and open to the public; however, attendance is strictly by registration via the AWIT website.
This year’s conference will find and match interns to entrepreneurs and companies looking to hire; as well as pairing mentors and mentees who will go on to support each other long after the conference is over. It will also exclusively feature a Hubs and Leaders Roundtable as well as a Cybersecurity Workshop.
Anie Akpe, Founder at AWIT and IBOM LLC said in a statement, “It is exciting to see how much impact the African Women in Tech series is having on women across the continent. Kenya is particularly interesting because of the growth of the tech ecosystem and the women who are pioneering the advancement of the sector.”
The conference is being convened thanks to additional partnerships with Safaricom, GIZ “Make-IT in Africa”, Metta, ALX, Meltwater, Nairobi Garage, Flutterwave, iHub, KamiLimu, TechMoran, and SFG Consulting among others.
Some of the speakers include Ariane Fisher Managing Director at Shortlist, Malkia Judd Co-founder and CFO at Sendy, Esther Ndeti Executive Director at EAVCA, Nekesa Were Managing Director at iHub, Victoria Peill Head at ALX, and many more experience women in business and technology.
Register to attend or speak here.