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AfroDigital Hosting Digital Skills Workshop For Women In Business

AfroDigital is one of the most prominent Digital Marketing schools in Zimbabwe and they are kicking off 2020 with a Digital Skills Workshop targeted at women in business. The ZW$50 workshop will be held on the 25th of January at The Nexus, B2C Co-Working Space at Batanai Gardens. Topics to be covered include: Brand Visibility […]

Women In Tech, Apply For The WeAllFit Tech Scholarship

Akademy.AI isnt too pleased. Why? Well, only 22% of the world’s AI professionals are women, and they profoundly dislike this statistic and have decided to do something. That’s why they have opted to offer a full scholarship for their 10 week AI Engineer Bootcamp. The AI Engineer Bootcamp is an intensive, full-time experience where you […]

Impact Hub Launching Code is Female Program For Girls Between 13 & 16

There have been many discussions regarding representation of women in tech fields but more often than not it just remains a discussion point and not something that is acted upon. Thankfully, Impact Hub Harare has announced that they will be launching a 2-month program they are naming Code is Female: Impact Hub Harare is very […]

Press Release: Final Year College Female College Students Of Engineering Here’s An Opportunity

The WomEng Zimbabwe Fellowship, powered by WomEng in partnership with The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering is a two (2) day leadership and development workshop for female engineering students currently studying full-time in Zimbabwe. Applications are open to female engineering & built environment students in their penultimate, final year or full time postgraduate studies at […]

Why Most Women Fail In Tech

We have come a long way since gender equality was first made an issue. Doors have been opened for women to take up any career they choose, be it engineering or running an entire country. However, it is still very apparent that most women don’t actually excel in fields that are traditionally dominated by men. […]

We Now Have More Details About The Divathon Being Hosted This November

Many organisations have been participating in “pad drives” to help ensure that sanitary pads are more accessible across the country. These are lofty goals but the biggest problem has been finding a solution to ensure that the sanitary pads are available, and delivered timely and on a consistent basis. Divathon is hosting a hackathon that […]

Introducing Divathon: A Hackathon For Women

This post has been updated: We had mentioned that each team must have at least one female participant when in fact teams can be all-female or a max of one male per team is allowed.  Plans are underway to have a female centric hackathon in November (date to be announced) in Victoria Falls. Divathon is […]

Zimbabwean becomes first African woman to the board at Python Software Foundation

A while ago, I created a list of coding communities in Zimbabwe and ZimboPy is on that list. Recently, one of their co-founders Marlene Mhangami was nominated and voted to the board directors at Python Software Foundation. She has made history by becoming the first African woman to on the board of the Python Software Foundation, […]

Women participation in tech. Should we worry??

Cliché topic right? Yet the gender disparity in this field is still too evident to be ignored so yes, I’ll go on right ahead and talk about it. This article won’t really speak for countries where women are not even allowed to go beyond becoming a wife because evidently my approach here becomes highly irrelevant, […]

Girls In ICT Day – 27th April 2017

TelOne Managing Director- Chipo Mtasa This guest post was authored by Eng. Jacob Kudzayi Mutisi. The 27th of April is the day that the world celebrates Girls in ICT (Information and Communication Technology). International Telecommunication Union’s Girls in ICT Day is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance […]

Girls continue soldiering on in Technovation App building challenge

“Technology is nothing.  What’s important is that you have a faith in people… and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”  – Steve Jobs It was a hive of activity at Hypercube Tech Hub on Saturday, as girls participating in the Technovation  Challenge were going through their curriculum. Some girls were […]

US offers African tech women Silicon Valley mentorship

Are you a woman with a university degree and some 2 years professional experience in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? This may be your chance to participate in a 5 week mentorship and professional exchange program at leading companies in the world’s leading hub of technology, Silicon Valley.

Are women afraid of venturing into ICTs

We came across a lively young lady after yesterday’s Breakfast Briefing on Cloud Computing. While the event was a success, this young lady touched on a few details that could make such events even better. The highlight of her feedback was that there were only four women in attendance at the event and that promoting a more balanced atmosphere is good for the sector.

Survey results show there are few women in tech careers

Last week, one of Zimbabwe’s largest employment agencies, CV People, posted the results of a salary survey on its website. The reports can be downloaded are here. Reading the ICT Jobs report, there’s really not much surprise in terms of remuneration for techies and techie managers. If you’re in Zimbabwe, the figures are just what you see and hear around everyday. Average salaries of about US $700 for shop floor technical jobs and average around US $1,300 for managers.