The month of March, designated as Women’s history month, has occasioned a lot of activities held in honor of women across the globe. Not to be left behind, the tech industry is making strides to support and promote female inclusion in technology.
While more females may begin to view tech careers as a viable option, they may be at a loss on how to proceed especially if they have little or no background in technology.
Others with a lot more experience may be on the lookout for funding needed to scale their tech startups. In whichever category you belong to, we’ve got you covered.
In the spirit of Women’s history month, check out the following tech companies contributing towards achieving diversity in the industry.
In commemoration of women’s history month, Flutterwave seeks to award $2500 each in grants to female-led businesses in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia.
The seven most promising businesses will also be supported with free video content creation and online visibility, through paid and organic channels.
In addition to funding, finalists will receive training and mentorship from expert entrepreneurs in their fields. Mentors will be chosen from 7 countries covering Finance, Investments, Marketing, Operations, and Technology.
TeamApt, a Nigeria-based provider of digital financial services solutions and payment infrastructure has launched the maiden edition of its Women in Tech Internship Program.
The initiative seeks to address the existing gender disparity in Nigeria’s tech industry, especially within the fintech sector.
The six-month-long paid internship is set up to give women a chance to build their skills, offering them the necessary experience to scale their careers in the space.
Successful applicants, based on their performance and available openings, will be notified and offered full-time employment in the company. Apply here.
Nigerian fintech company, Cowrywise, has launched a design fund with a view to investing in 75 women passionate about starting a career in design.
Understanding that women need access to skills that can help them earn more, closing the gender pay gap, Cowrywise will train selected applicants in design including product design, graphic design, and brand identity design. Register here.
Upon completing the paid classes that span between 12 and 24 weeks, depending on the field they choose, candidates stand to receive internship opportunities at top firms in Nigeria.
Ingressive4good and Genezabrands have launched an initiative to empower African talents. They are awarding scholarships to 1000 African women to help them learn how to design (product design, graphics design, and brand identity design). Click here to apply.
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