Taking up less than 15% of the industry, Women in Computing are a very rare species globally. In Africa, their numbers are dismal, and can sometimes be even dismissed to be irrelevant. But with projects such as M-Farm and initiatives such asAkira Chix and Girls on Map by Google showing tremendous input of women in computing to Africa’s development, the African Women in Technology have refused to be sidelined.
To make their presence known, they will be hosting a panel titled “What if there were more African Women in Computing and Technology ?” at this years Grace Hopper Celebrating Women in Computing Conference.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.