Women are chronically underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) fields, and the same is true for tech startups. This is why the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is doing its part to close the gender gap of women in technology in Ghana and Nigeria.
Whether we’re funding women-led Incubator company teams, or recruiting for our award-winning software development program at women-centered conferences, we’re always looking for opportunities to advance the cause of African women in technology.
Here’re some stories highlighting MEST women, and our various efforts to close the gender gap.
July 9th, 2015An African Woman in Tech’s journey from MEST graduate to tech startup founder and position as the Community Manager at iSpace.
May 11th, 2015To commemorate Women’s History month and Women’s International Day in March, the Meltwater Incubator held its March MEST Talks on Women in Tech. The featured speakers were Regina Agyare, Linda Ansong, and Ethel Cofie who are each leaders in Accra’s tech industry, pushing the boundaries for women and girls and expanding their opportunities.
April 22nd, 2015MEST Business Fellow, Tolu Agunbiade shares her experience attending the Google organised 2-day women-only training workshop on Digital Business Management in Accra, Ghana.
March 19th, 2015Priscilla Hazel is a 1st year Entrepreneur-in-Training (EIT) at MEST. She holds a degree in Political Science and French from the University of Ghana, and in just over six months at MEST, Priscilla has won several local software competitions and had the opportunity to share her personal story on the global stage.
February 3rd, 2015When you put smart and highly ambitious Ghanaian and Nigerian youths in an environment with resources to make them achieve more and become better, they will thrive and work really hard to maximize the opportunity.
January 30th, 2015Thea Sokolowski, Oxford MBA candidate and former MEST Business fellow talks women and technology.
January 13th, 2015Fifty girls from across Accra converged at the 5-day STEMbees residential Coders Hive Camp to immerse themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
November 26th, 2014Find out how the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology recruits qualified women applicants to apply to our award-winning software training program.
September 14th, 2014MEST 2014 alumnae Angela Koranteng and Linda Ansong have founded STEMbees, a non-profit organisation that aims to correct the tremendous gender gap prevalent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.