Women in Tech

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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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EIT Spotlight: Precious Okafor

Abu Okari | Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Name: Precious Okafor Hometown: Nnewi North Local Government area of Anambra state, Nigeria. Nickname:  Friends call me Prepre, my extended family calls me Susu. My parents call me Ebynwa and my siblings call me Eby. Why do you wake...

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MEST Women in Tech with Guest Lucy Quist

Thea Sokolowski | Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The women of the MEST community gathered on Thursday for an inspiring and compelling conversation around #womenintech in Africa. Guest speaker Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel Ghana, took us through what she calls a Bold New Normal – that...

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