Women in Tech

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Last week we had Thomson Reuters’ Startup Partnerships Lead Vuyolwethu Dubese join us for an afternoon Community Conversations to chat about Open Innovation and Community Building at MEST Incubator in Cape Town. Thomson Reuters is a global intelligence and...

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MEST EITs win MTN Apps Challenge in Ghana!

Guest Contributor | Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

This post was written by Heather Mavunga, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur in training in the MEST class of 2018.   MEST EIT’s Ehiaghe Aigimawu and Elohor Thomas were announced as the 2018 winners of the Education Category of the MTN...

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MEST Cape Town Community Conversations is a monthly meetup that focuses on topics chosen by MEST Cape Town community members. The topic for May looked at the South African entrepreneurial journey with GirlHype founder Baratang Miya, who will also...

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Of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, number five is gender equality, which looks to close the gender gap especially in the STEM industry. If this goal is to be reached, it must start with empowerment of young girls....

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MEST Incubator Cape Town’s Soap-Box Sessions are monthly events that welcome our members to take the stand, talk about what their startups are up to, what services and products they offer and what their company needs are. Together with...

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Founder Feature: Lady-Omega Hammond

Sylvana Lewin | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This week we sat down with Ampersand CEO and STEMBees cofounder Lady-Omega Hammond. Read on to learn why Bozoma Saint John is her tech idol and more!   Where are you from? I’m from Asere Dzorshie, Accra, Ghana  ...

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Global tech companies aren’t known for high levels of gender and ethnic diversity. Globally, only 36.1% of Uber’s workforce is female, according to their diversity report. However, they just appointed their first ever African-American female board member a month...

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EIT Spotlight: Precious Langa

Abu Okari | Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Precious Langa believes that service is the best way to live a fulfilled life. She also believes that combining entrepreneurship and service creates a lasting impact. Read on to learn the life journey that shaped her line of thought...

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 “STEMBees is working towards “building a community of women in STEM – a SiSTEM.” Founded by three MEST alumnae in 2014, STEMBees is a nonprofit focused on encouraging and mentoring more young African women to pursue careers in STEM,...

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Tech startups are all about thinking outside of the box. But it’s easy to get caught up in the problem if you don’t take a minute to step back once in awhile. Ghalani CEO Tabitha Nanzala is doing just...

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