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Science & Technology| Africa Fintech Foundry, Access Bank W Initiative empower women

AFRICA Fintech Foundry, in conjunction with Access Bank’s W initiative, has hosted the Second Women in Tech Fireside Chat.

Themed ‘Product design and commercialisation’, the event was aimed at fostering support for capacity building among women in tech as well as providing insights on the modalities required to move innovative tech products from design to market.

Head, Africa Fintech Foundry, Daniel Awe, said: “It has long been identified that Africa’s tech industry needs to undergo a major transformation in terms of inclusivity. To trigger this transformation, we identified that the females need to be adequately equipped to navigate the tech space. As a result, we launched the Women in Tech Fireside Chat to cater to this need. Already with the first edition, we have recorded an immense return on investment with women-led VCs showing interest in investing in our female founders.

“In this edition of the fireside chat, trail-blazing women in tech discussed the opportunities available to young women in the industry, with insights on tech touch points such as product design,  data management, cybersecurity, product management, and product development and commercialisation.’’

The Group Head, W Initiative, Access Bank, Abiodun Olubitan,  added that the event was designed to equip women with knowledge in STEM, IT education and digital literacy, to empower them to take up tech roles and begin to impact the African tech industry at large.

She said: “The Women in Tech Fireside Chat was aimed at equipping women to take advantage of this segment and others that have shown incredible promise to be relevant and lucrative not just for the present age but for the future. It will also give them access to role models in the tech industry. Hence, women looking to build careers in tech or those who are already on the path should take advantage of the opportunity that the fireside chat provides.”

  • The Nation
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