African Women in Technology Conference (AWIT 2019) seeking to connect start-ups to mentors has kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya.
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.
AWIT seeks to provide a platform for advancing the careers of African women in the technology industry regardless of what stage they are in their careers or businesses.
The event covers areas on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data Science, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, Machine Learning, Cyber Security and more.
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.
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.”
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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.
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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.