Free

Women in Tech Africa-Kenya Chapter TechWeek 2019 Launch Event

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Nairobi Garage

Ngong Road

Pinetree Plaza

Nairobi, Nairobi County 00000

Kenya

View Map

Event description
Women in Tech Week 2019 - Women in Tech Africa's Flagship event where women discuss leadership, tech, entrepreneurship and Digital Africa.

About this Event

About this Event

The Kenya Chapter of Women in Tech Africa is hosting the third Women in Tech Week in Nairobi and we are looking forward to welcoming you to talks, panel discussions and workshops around Women, Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the African Continent during this techweek.

The theme this year is "Scaling Technology in Africa" and we are excited about our speakers and moderators and the topics that will covered during the day. We guarantee that you will not leave empty handed.

Chief Guest on the Launch Day-23rd October 2019

Ambassador Fionnuala Quinlan Ambassador of Ireland to Kenya

Event Organizer:

Sylvia Mukasa CEO-GlobalX Investments/Innovation Labs and Kenya Chapter Lead-Women in Tech Africa

Our speakers and facilitators:

Panel Discussion -Women Leadership in Tech

Topic: Championing the Anti-Queen Bee Revolution

You've heard the stereotypes: Women aren't supportive of one another. They'll smile to your face and gossip behind your back. They're too emotional. They're jealous.

The Queen Bee syndrome has been defined as women executives’ reluctance to promote women. It involves active alienation and prevention of the promotion of female subordinates.

Does this syndrome really exist?Let us hear from the panelists!

Moderator: Mary Waceke-Thongo Muia Board member, Executive Coach, HR, Transformation&Change Expert, Diversity,Inclusion& Unconscious Bias Expert

Laura Chite -CEO at CIO

Wambui Mbesa CEO-Intrasoft International East Africa

Mucha Mlingo President, Organization of Women in International Trade -Nairobi chapter

Wanjira Kamwere Business Development Manager- Microsoft4Afrika

Phyllis Mwangi National Coordinator ITC She Trades

Panel Discussion -Innovation & Technology for the Next Decade-A look at Inclusivity.

We will be looking at how technological innovations should and can be inclusive,basically giving it a gender-lens. In other words, how these technologies ensure inclusion of women in the technological solutions provided. This can be through staffing to the actual solutions and anything else that fits into the discussion.

Moderator: Jessica Francisca Colaço VP of Growth at Brave Venture Labs

Topyster Muga Senior Director, Financial Inclusion, Sub Saharan Africa-Visa

Beatrice Murage Senior Scientist Health Informatics, Philips Research and Innovation Africa

Jemima Kariuki Director, Product Management, Products & Innovation Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion

Shikoh Gitau Head-Safaricom Alpha

Everline Kamau Channel Lead EA-VMWare

Other Facilitators on other days:

Makeda Tsegaye Founder/CEO NetBizImpact-Financing & Scaling Workshop-This is an invite only workshop. Esther Ndeti of East Africa Venture Capital Association will be a guest speaker in this session.

Abigail Komu-Okonji Digital Finance Consultant-This an invite-only roundtable discussion Topic: Women Economic Empowerment for Sustainable Development: Ensuring Financial Inclusion using Technological Innovation.

We are very happy to have FinDev Canada as our country sponsor and other local supporters ALX ,GlobalX/Investments/Innovation Labs,DDFinance and NetBizImpact

Women in Tech Africa (http://www.womenintechafrica.com) is currently the largest group on the continent with membership of over 5,000 across 30 countries globally with 12 Physical chapters in Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Germany, Ireland, Britain, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Cape Verde. Women in Tech Africa is also the 2018 recipient of the United Nations Equals Award for Leadership in the Women and Technology Space. Women in Tech Week is attended by top ranking individuals across Africa, specifically: C-Level executives, female tech entrepreneurs and women aspiring for stem careers. The global one-week celebration will be a great opportunity for women in technology spaces in Africa and the diaspora to come together to network, share and empower each other to improve and push forward Africa’s technology growth agenda.The Women in Tech Week Festival will be held from 9th – 25th October 2019, consecutively across the continent. More than 20,000 participants from across Africa and the diaspora are expected to be part of the event. It will bring together renowned speakers in the Technological space, Entrepreneurs, Government officials, Members of the Diplomatic corps and Non-Governmental Agencies.

Do not miss out on this opportunity. Get Your ticket today!

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Nairobi Garage

Ngong Road

Pinetree Plaza

Nairobi, Nairobi County 00000

Kenya

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved