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Women in Tech Centre Stage Takeover

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

About Women in Tech

This year, gender diversity takes comes at the forefront of AfricaCom as we launch a Women in Tech initiative designed to increase awareness and action towards gender parity in the tech and telecoms industry.

The program takes place on day one, 12 November on the AfricaTech Centre Stage, with an agenda of inspiring activities.

12 – 3 Uhuru Spaces: Invest in Women
Invest In Women will bring together female founders, executives and investors to learn how to gain real traction, accelerate growth, and scale their businesses. Program coming soon!

3-5 Women in Tech Centre Stage Takeover!
Taking place on the AfricaTech Centre Stage and made up of panels, presentations and discussions from tech superstars. This session will look at issues of diversity, inclusivity, and the essential role women are playing in Africa’s growth through technology. The future is female… the future is here, at AfricaCom!

Topics and themes

The speaker line-up and full agenda will be released soon. 

Embracing gender difference & celebrating the power of WOMEN!
Understanding and overcoming barriers to entry
Upskilling to climb the corporate ladder
Why we need women in AI
Ensuring a diverse talent pipeline
Driving change at scale within organisations

Female Innovator of the Year Award

Have your say and cast your nominations for the Female Innovator of the Year Award. Winners will be announced at the AfricaCom Awards, taking place on 13 November 2019. 

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.

Diversity Partners

AfricaTech Centre Stage

The Women in Tech Takeover is taking place on the Centre Stage, the home of representing the intersection of technology innovation and enterprise digital transformation in Africa. 

This stage is located within AfricaTech and features Industry Vertical Deep Dives that examine how technology innovation can optimise systems and processes, drive efficiencies, boost productivity and delight customers in specific industry contexts. Best of all? They are completely free of charge to attend!

Day 1: AfricaTech Keynotes, Agriculture and Healthcare
Day 2: AfricaTech Keynotes, Smart Cities and Transport and Logistics
Day 3: AfricaTech Keynotes, Finance and Energy


Have a drink on us and unwind after a busy first day at AfricaCom at the AfricaTech Opening Party. Look forward to music brought to you straight from the tech community as DJ' s in Tech take to the stage!

Tuesday 12 November @ 17:00 at the AfricaTech Centre Stage Bar

Interested in Speaking?

Want to align your brand with driving Africa’s digital future and creating a future talent pipeline? Take a speaking slot and showcase your expertise and knowledge with our engaged audience.