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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Closing The Gap: Accelerating Women in STEM

UNESCO studies show that women in the tech industry constitute only 28% of professionals in the sector worldwide, and just 30% in Sub-Saharan Africa. We can all be part of the change.

Taking action for equality to help build a gender equal world.

This free eBook from Africa Tech Festival, in partnership with accelerateHER Africa, offers inspirational tips and advice from accelerateHER Inspiring Fifty winners and the Informa Tech team. Get actionable advice for how to build a career in STEM and how to help other women accelerate their career.

For the goal chasers, big dreamers, and those who choose to challenge.

Download the free eBook here.


Getting into coding: In conversation with Tinyiko Simbine, Co-Founder and CFO of GirlCode

Kim Palmer, Founder & CEO of On The Ball Collage's tips for thriving in the tech industry

Lesego Masethe, Founder and CEO of Brain Waves Development shares advice for aspiring tech entrepreneurs

Lauren Kohn, Co-Founder and Director of SA Legal Advice, shares 5 tips to help you get ahead

Lessons for startups from Darshani Persadh, Technical Co-Founder of DARJYO (PTY) LTD

Rumbidzaishe Maisva, Head of STEAM at Womandla, lists 5 tips to help you thrive in tech

Stella Pickard, CEO of Quickwill, shares her steps to startup success

Dr Caroline Pule, Biomedical Scientist at the University of Cape Town's Global Surgery Division and the Department of Surgery shares advice on accelerating a career in science

Venisha Nayagar, Director at Crypt IT. Information Risk Management, helps you think like a boss

Nerushka Brown, Founder of L.I.T.T. INSTITUTE, gets you ahead in the tech world

Neroshnee Raga, Director, SAP Advisory Practice Lead at Accenture NL, shares how to thrive as a woman in tech

Prof. Carolina Ödman-Govender, Associate Director, Development and Outreach at Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy at  University of the Western Cape, shares steps for STEM success

Alinafe Sani Chimwele, Business Development and Account Manager at Africa Tech Festival, on starting a career in tech sales

Kimryn Sherwood, Client Marketer for Africa Tech Festival, provides advice for expat success

Amy Turner, Digital Marketing Director at Informa Tech, shares advice on how to create a team culture that nurtures women’s careers and how to best equip the next generation of women entering the tech world

Carolyn Dawson, President and Managing Director for Industry Verticals and Festivals at Informa Tech, shares how to build an organisational culture to ensure women really can reach the top