Nigeria: A tech hub for women

When talking about a city that is breaking gender stereotypes in the tech world, Lagos, Nigeria may not be the first place that comes to mind. But the Nigeria-based, rapidly growing startup Andela is hoping to change that. Founded in 2014, Andela is building a network of tech entrepreneurs across Africa by providing resources and… Continue reading Nigeria: A tech hub for women

Google memo and the affect on women in tech

In a company-wide memo issued this past July, recently fired Google engineer James Damore delved into psychological differences between women and men, which he felt could explain male-dominated tech industries. Damore thinks that women, on average, “generally [have] a harder time negotiating salary, asking for raises, speaking up, and leading,” due to a biological disposition… Continue reading Google memo and the affect on women in tech

Women Tech Entrepreners in MENA

There has been much focus on female representation (or lack thereof) in Silicon Valley recently. Recent harassment cases has brought into focus an industry that is overwhelmingly male and not always an easy work environment for women. In contrast, across the ocean, in the Middle East, women in tech are rising quickly through the ranks.… Continue reading Women Tech Entrepreners in MENA