TechSis 2023, a GetBundi Education Foundation initiative to train 500 women in Africa in coding for FREE.
The tech industry is no doubt a male-dominated career area across the world, and Africa is no exception. Research reveals that only 30% of African women make up the tech industry, which signifies that they are highly underrepresented.
Some of these reasons range from gender discrimination, to work culture in jobs or industries, which is a global issue but highly pronounced in Africa.
Despite the overwhelming percentage of women in the African continent, available data reveals that only very few are in the digital and technology space compared to men. In Nigeria for instance, women in the tech space make up only about 22 percent of the industry workforce.
Unfortunately, bias and stereotypes have continued to pose obstacles to women being properly represented in the technology industry. Women often face an uphill battle of being viewed as less competent, compared to their male counterparts despite having the same level of qualifications and experience.
This has even transcended to women being reluctant to take up tech-related degrees or any tech-related skills, which has seen males form the overwhelming majority of many tech companies.
Hence, with this, women in Sub-Saharan Africa have a high risk of missing out on the jobs of the future. The majority of the region’s women, therefore, risk exclusion from the digital economy because they are under-represented in tech-related fields.
This female digital exclusion, a phenomenon where women and girls are disproportionately left behind in accessing and using digital technologies and services, is a pervasive problem hindering the realization of a fully inclusive digital future.
Registration will start on the 24th of April, 2023 and close on the 23rd of May, 2023 or after the first 500 women register for the event.
June 1, 2023, 11 a.m. - June 1, 2023, noon