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African Women in Tech: Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara Founder, Vouch Digital | Uganda Evelyn is the Founder and CEO of Vouch Digital Limited, a technology startup that is championing the development of digital solutions in the distribution sector. Their award-winning flagship product, M-Voucher, has been used by different development agencies to distribute seed crops, post-harvest and farming equipment. Evelyn has been …

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Tech CEO Calls For Diversity And Inclusion “Upgrade”

Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them, according to industry website WomenInTech.co.za. “As a sector, we need to hire women to improve diversity in the workplace (and it’s been proven that higher diversity equals higher productivity and …

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Hilda Moraa

African Women in Tech: Hilda Moraa

Hilda Moraa, Founder, Pezesha – Kenya Hilda is a Kenyan Fintech entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Pezesha, a peer to peer micro-lending marketplace for Africa that provides access to affordable financial services and credit scores to low income borrowers. She previously founded WezaTele, which in 2015 became the first African tech startup …

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Rachel Sibande Founder, mHub – Malawi

African Women in Tech: Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande Founder, mHub – Malawi Rachel is a computer scientist and social entrepreneur from Malawi. She is the Founder of mHub, Malawi’s first technology hub and incubator for innovators and emerging entrepreneurs. A recognised technology advocate, in 2015 she was a recipient of the Anita Borg Scholarship from Google and in 2016 was named …

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African Women in Tech: Farida Bedwei

Farida Bedwei, Co-Founder, Logiciel – Ghana Farida is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Logiciel, a Ghanaian software company that develops technology solutions which promote financial inclusion for the unbanked. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age, Farida is a well-known disability- rights advocate and has been featured widely in global media, including …

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African Women in Tech: Lilian Makoi

Lilian Makoi, Founder, Jamii – Tanzania Lilian is a Tanzanian Fintech entrepreneur who is the Founder of Jamii, a mobile micro-insurance startup that enables access to affordable health insurance for low-income communities. She has won a number of awards, including being named one of the most innovative women in tech in Africa by the World Economic Forum …

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African Women in Tech: Tizzita Tefera

Tizzita Tefera, co-Founder, mTena – Ethiopia Tizzita is a social innovator who is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of mTena, an SMS-based application that provides tailored maternal and infant care information to women in Ethiopia. Here she shares her journey into social entrepreneurship and talks about some of the challenges she has encountered. Excerpts below …

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