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Women in Tech Centre Stage Takeover

Showcasing and celebrating women in tech, at the forefront of Africa's digital transformation

Launching in Africa from 10th - 12th November 2020 with an all-star line-up

accelerateHER is a global events series and network uniting women and men to drive societal change through technology. In 2020 they will be taking part in the virtual Africa Tech Festival to shine a light on some of the biggest names in the region and to spotlight their work in championing diversity and inclusion in tech.

See The Speakers From 2019

We'll be introducing this year's visionary speakers very soon!

Elisabeth Medou Badang On Girls Studying Computer Science


"Women are as bright and smart as anybody else. They need to believe in themself, they need to look around themself, they need to challenge things".

AfricaCom TV caught up with Elisabeth Medou Badang, SVP Africa & Indian Ocean, Orange at AfricaCom 2019, to talk about technology and educating young women.

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Get an insight into some of the topics & themes from 2019:


Embracing gender difference & celebrating the power of WOMEN
Embracing gender difference & celebrating the power of WOMEN
Understanding and overcoming barriers to entry
Understanding and overcoming barriers to entry
Upskilling to climb the corporate ladder
Upskilling to climb the corporate ladder

Why we need women in AI
Why we need women in AI
Ensuring a diverse talent pipeline
Ensuring a diverse talent pipeline
Driving change at scale within organisations
Driving change at scale within organisations

Introducing Our Charity Partner, CodeSpace Trust

Six years ago, the invitation for young women to attend coding classes would need to be framed in an entirely different way – "become leaders" or "learn about technology." Today, Emma Dicks, CEO of CodeSpace Trust, finds that most young people and their parents are enthused about the notion of learning to code.

CodeSpace is helping the youth of Cape Town to learn the skills needed to excel in technology careers.

Catching Up With Women In Tech


GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on Women In Tech
GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on Women In Tech

Gender-responsive policy is critical for Africa and involves the integration of gender in ICT-related strategies, policies, plans and budgets, with clear gender-equality targets. So says Sylvia Mukasa, founder and CEO of GlobalX Investments.

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Anne Wangalachi Discusses African AgriTech
Anne Wangalachi Discusses African AgriTech

The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.

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Uhuru Spaces

Uhuru Spaces is an African global community of Creatives and Software developers as founders, executives, and investors. Their mission is to help creative companies to gain traction, grow, and scale. Through Invest In Women in Partnership with AfricaCom, they are bringing together founders, executives and investors to learn how to gain real traction, accelerate growth, and scale their businesses. 

Their mission is to bring together investors; women entrepreneurs seeking growth and those who want to help both. These meaningful conversations will encourage a point towards a more integrated fusion of the African entrepreneurship ecosystem and close the gap between ideas and investments.

Network with others, discover new technologies, hear the latest developments

AfricaCom is the place to meet other women working in the space, get insight into the latest trends, and be part of Africa's fast-growing tech sector. Make sure you're there!

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