Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital will, on March 29 and 30, 2019, host the African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference with the theme: “The Techazon Within You” at Zone Tech Park. The AWIT is a network of women who are creatively redefining the technology space in Africa and are key players in the world’s creative and innovative industries.
Held annually, the Conference brings together stakeholders and trendsetters from around the world and shines a spotlight on African women in technology both at home and in Diaspora. The AWIT platform serves as a vehicle to push forward innovative ideas and aims to encourage African women to step forward and get involved in the technological development of the continent, while providing support to propel their careers. It is also a space to learn, unlearn and relearn relevant practices and acceptable business tools to ensure success in their chosen professions.
It serves as a platform of inclusivity for all women in the African Technology Space and provides an opportunity for extensive networking among women at diverse stages of their careers
At the 2-day conference participants will learn, exchange ideas, interact with industry experts, and have the opportunity to speak with representatives of various tech companies, get insight on problems in African technology, and propose applicable solutions to these problems. It will also serve as a landmark event for recognizing the available opportunities and mapping out strategies on how to grow as African women in technology.
The AWIT Conference organizers have expressed excitement about how much the AWIT network has positively impacted the lives of African women who are getting involved in the advancement of the African technology sector and promoting significant growth in their communities, while advancing their career growth in the process.
The conference boasts of insightful sessions like Tech Trends, Upgrade Your Skills, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, and other creative sessions that will serve to awaken the techazon within conference participants and spur them unto greater professional breakthroughs.
Participants also stand the chance of receiving group mentoring that will be sustained even after the conference; to find internships and employment opportunities, meet people in their local communities who share the same interests and take advantage of the fast, affordable and reliable financing available at the conference: all as part of the networking session. Though the conference is free, prospective participants however need to register to attend.
Since 2016, the AWIT Conference has held in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique and the United States, and has impacted the lives of over 1000 participating women. It has received notable partnerships and sponsorship from Google, Flutterwave, Renmoney, Ibom LLC, Innov8tiv, ABAN Angels and other private bodies since its inception.