8 - 12 November 2021
Championing women founders, leaders and change-makers in tech
Key sessions include
Shaping the Future of Africa & Leading Through Adversity
Our opening keynote discussion brings together visionary change-makers defining the future of tech. Hear from women at the helm of the world’s greatest tech companies and the industry’s most exciting disruptive start-ups and scale-ups. Here how they have led through adverse times, maintained resilience and looking to the future.
Tech for Humanity & Change for Good
New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they’re developed from the ground. How do we ensure that everyone benefits from these technologies, not just elites? With change coming from ‘above’ from global companies and also ‘below’ from grassroot solutions, strides are being made in the African Tech industry. Violence against women is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, and one that tech has begun to challenge. Many are using technology to champion change and make Africa safer for women.
Join us in conversation with a global player implementing technology in Africa, and 2/3 women grassroots entrepreneurs. Hear them compare notes and discuss challenges they’re facing and opportunities that lie ahead.
Closing the Digital Divide & Addressing Digital Poverty
Covid-19 amplified many pre-existing inequalities, one of those being the digital divide. The digital divide—gaps in access to information and communication technology—has seen many left out of the digital landscape. So, how is this being addressed and by whom? How must the public and private sectors collaborate to help bridge this gap