African Women in Technology Conference Kicks off in Accra, Ghana

African Women in Technology Conference Kicks off in Accra, Ghana
3 min read

Get connected, get educated, and be empowered to advance your career at The African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference. Nearly 200 participants are slated to attend the AWIT conference taking place at Impact Hub Accra, Ghana, on December 15 – 17, 2016. With a focus on providing solutions to challenges faced by young girls and women in technology, the 3-day event seeks to bring together bright minds to give talks that are technology focused, interactive and inspirational.

While spotlighting influential leaders in tech innovation, creativity, and leadership, attendees will also have an opportunity to have their questions discussed in an open forum.

“56% of women in technology leave their employers midcareer. And most events about women in tech tend to focus on learning how to code, but there’s a lot more that goes into building a successful career in technology. Our goal is to level the playing field for women by giving them access to leaders who are changing the face of technology, and actionable tactics that they can use to achieve long term success i​n the tech industry,” said Anie Akpe, ​the founder of African Women in Technology.

Although the event is free, attendees must register to attend. The transformative event is the second technlogy conference delivered by IBOM, a consulting agency driven to support the advances of the African community throughout the world. Partners and sponsors include: Google, Uber, Women Tech Makers, Impact Hub, Djembe Communications and Levers in Heels.

Highlights include:

  • Pre-conference Networking Event: Thursday, December 15, 6 – 9 PM.
  • 2 Full Day Conference: Friday, December 16 – Saturday, December 17, 9 AM – 5: 30 PM.
    • Pitch Competition
    • Code and Design Sessions
  • Inspirational Sessions: “How to find an advisor and investor for your startup, What it Takes to Build a Tech Company When You Have No Technical Background, What African Women Need to Stay Competitive and more!”
  • Keynote Speakers: Google – Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Uber – Mipe Okunseinde, and Nicole Amarteifio – Creator, An African City.

For press inquiries, contact Anie Akpe, anie.akpe@innov8tiv.com or Kandia Johnson, hello@kandiajohnson.com. For the full agenda and list of attendees participating in the event visit www.africanwomenintech.com.

About IBOM

IBOM LLC is a consulting agency based in New York, NY. Founded by Anie Akpe, IBOM is driven by a mission to support entrepreneurial advances of the African community. IBOM host technology events, educational seminars and mentorship opportunities for small- medium sized businesses throughout the diaspora.

African Women in Technology (AWIT)

African Women in Technology aims to bridge the gender gap in technology for African women. AWIT is a signature program of IBOM LLC (Innov8tiv). Events are for everyone from students and senior executives to tech entrepreneurs.