Women in Tech Africa Diaspora Event

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Women in Technology Africa is launching the Inaugural Women in Tech Africa Diaspora event in London which speaks to the spectrum of Africa, Technology and Women’s Leadership

Date: July 8th 2015

Theme: Women Leadership and the African Technology Dialogue

Target Audience: Women of African descent working in the tech sector in the UK, afrophiles and organisations that have an interest in Africa.

Location: ThoughtWorks Office London (First Floor, 76-78 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UR UK)

 

In context of the theme we will be interrogating :

  • How we can get connected. African women/girls here need visible role models. We need champions.
  • How do we help the entrepreneurs, how can we invest in the businesses that African women want to build/are building in the UK.
  • How can we work better with those back home.
  • Creating avenues for ladies to find roles back home and build businesses in Africa

Tickets cost go to support event administration

 

About Women in tech Africa

In order to identify and learn from other Women in Technology across Africa, Women in Technology across Africa   spear headed and run the first Pan African women in tech virtual meet up  which brought together over 150 women in technology roles across Africa and was featured  in CNN.

The success of this process resulted in an established a formal Pan-African Network of Women in Technology to organise regular activities to provide effective support to women in technology across the African continent.

 

Women in Tech Africa’s Vision is three fold

  • Creating today’s female leaders and role Models for tomorrow’s Women
  • Showing the world what a strong African woman in capable of achieving
  • Support African growth through technology

Women in Tech Africa is the brainchild of ICT4D GH Foundation

 

Women in Tech Africa  has membership of over 500 women in over 30 countries in Africa and will be launching offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and Canada in addition to Ghana by September 2015

 

Women in Tech Africa routinely runs event across Africa including:

  • First Pan African Women in Tech virtual conference
  • Quarterly meetings in Ghana showcasing successful women in tech in that country including head of Google, head of Microsoft Africa
  • Joint Women and Tech and USAID Program on the subject of women and technology, the future of Africa
  • Women in Technology sessions in Lagos Nigeria at Africa biggest social media event , social media Lagos
  • Training for Women Entrepreneurs on the use on technology for business growth

Speakers

Lola Oyelayo

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A passionate designer and researcher and with over 10 years experience in the field, Lola has developed her skills working in multi-disciplinary teams in large organisations and digital agencies, delivering delightful digital products. A self-confessed perfectionist, Lola is extremely vocal and knowledgeable about creating a sustainable future for user-centred thinking and design, a journey which has seen her become Scrum Certified and an official member of the “Agile is best” club.

Rashada Harry

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Rashada is responsible for driving fixed infrastructure business opportunities in a global capacity at Vodafone Global Enterprise. She possesses a strong track record of new business development, account management and consultative selling into Enterprise client organisations offset against aggressive sales targets (in excess of $50m). Prior to joining Vodafone she spent 10 years with Cisco where she worked as a global business development manager for EMEAR (Europe Middle East Africa & Russia).  She is co-Director of “Your Future Your Ambition” (www.yourfutureyourambition.com) an initiative aimed at creating an awareness and encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds that studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at school, college or university can open doors to an array of careers. Rashada was a STEM Leader finalist in the 2014 inaugural Black British Awards and is a nominee in the National Diversity Awards 2015.

Ethel Cofie

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Ethel Cofie is CEO and founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT consulting and digital products company, and Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. A high caliber IT professional with over 12 years’ experience working in the UK, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, she has worked on the Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project and the Ford Foundation”s Election Monitoring project for Nigeria. She also served as head of commercial solutions for Vodafone. She is the founder of Women in Tech Africa, which brings together women in over 30 countries, and will open offices in Zambia, Nigeria, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo and Benin in the coming months. She initiated the first pan-African Women in Tech meet up and was a finalist for the United Nations Gender Equality Mainstreaming – Technology Award for her work supporting women in IT. She has been featured on BBC and CNN for her work, and she sits on the boards of numerous companies in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Emem Rita Usanga

Emem Usanga is the CEO and Co-Founder of InvestWell. She has 18 years business development experience in the media industry from magazines to digital, in corporates and startups. Emem previously worked for companies such as WPP’s 24/7 Real Media and Glow Digital Media. InvestWell is the sixth startup that she will be working in and her first foray into Finance

Josiah Kwesi Eyison

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Josiah Kwesi Eyison,  Co-Founder and CEO of iSpace Foundation, bringing more than 15 years of experience and expertise in management. Kwesi holds a HND in New Technology, Media and Communication from University of East London and a Business Management degree with the open university.

He was the West Africa Regional CEO for Quintessentially, a luxury concierge service company with over 40 offices worldwide. Josiah was the Events and Business  Development Manager for Learning Without Frontiers, a global platform for thinkers and practitioners from the education, digital media, technology and entertainment sectors who come together to explore how new disruptive technologies can drive radical efficiency and importance in learning.

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