The African Women in Technology (AWIT) Conference is scheduled to take place from July 19 – 21, 2018. Hosted yearly by IBOM LLC, the 3-day conference focuses on empowering, educating and connecting African women in business and technology.
The core objective of the conference is to provide a platform for advancing the careers of African women in the technology industry regardless of what stage they are in their careers or businesses. a 3-day Conference focused on empowering, educating and connecting African women in business and technology.
Speaking on the driving mission of the conference Anie Akpe, Founder at AWIT and IBOM LLC says, “It is exciting to see how much impact the African women in Tech series is having on women across the continent. Kenya is particularly interesting because of the growth of the tech ecosystem and the women who are pioneering the advancement of the sector. We are intentionally using our theme of “Be Bold” as a call to action for all women who are looking to grow, advance their careers and make impact in their communities. Essentially we want to encourage all participants to step outside of their comfort zones and the topics covered this year will give tips on exactly how to make bold movements while navigating through the tech space.”
Themed “Be Bold”, the 2018 conference will take place at Nairobi Garage, Pinetree Plaza. Speakers, attendees and all participants will get the opportunity to meet and interact with established women leaders and tech-makers who have successfully created opportunities for their career growth as well as advanced the growth of others.
All sessions that make up the 3-day conference are free and open to the public; however, attendance is strictly by registration via the AWIT website. A unique addition to this year’s conference is finding and matching interns to entrepreneurs and companies looking to hire; as well as pairing mentors and mentees who will go on to support each other long after the conference is over.
On their partnership with the AWIT conference, Hannah Clifford, Director of Nairobi Garage says, “We are very proud that Nairobi Garage will host the AWIT conference in collaboration with IBOM LLC. It is an exciting initiative, which highlights and supports the important role of women in business. It’s incredible to support an initiative that not only focuses on the local community, but it also presents the potential to develop opportunities that contribute to the economic empowerment of women in Africa, we are looking forward to yet another fantastic event at Nairobi Garage.”
The conference is being convened thanks to additional partnerships with Strathmore University, Cellulant, Slate Seven, Safaricom, KamiLimu, Techmoran, Brandforge, Djembe and SFG Consulting.