In most spheres of life, women have consistently broken through the glass ceiling and are shattering societal stereotypes in terms of the kinds of roles they play in the labour force. However, Technology remains a sector where women are still underrepresented.
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According to the Nigerian Women in Tech 2020 Report, it was found that more young women and girls are opting to study STEM courses at the undergraduate level. With 66% of respondents are studying STEM courses out of their own free will, less than 50% see themselves in STEM careers in 5-10 years.
Commendably, organizations like Access Bank and the Africa Fintech Foundry are working to bridge this gender gap in the technology sector.
As part of its efforts to show support and connect female entrepreneurs to opportunities, Access Bank’s ‘W’ Initiative, in partnership with the African Fintech Foundry, is hosting a fireside chat for women in the tech industry, themed: ‘Women in Tech: Driving Diversity in the African Tech Industry’.
The event is set to expose participants up to emerging trends with the aim of help guide near-term decisions, skills that equip them to better champion digital transformation as well as provide global networking opportunities.
Scheduled for June 11, 2021, the event is open to businesswomen, female students, women in banking, female Tech CEOs, female tech enthusiasts, female venture capitalists amongst others.
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