Ladies Who Construct Africa, a group that brings collectively ladies and non-binary individuals working in or across the tech house, will formally launch in Ghana and Kenya on Thursday, 22 September.
The occasion is open to all genders with a easy objective of partaking ladies within the house, says its co-founders Gwera Kiwana, Crypto founder in residence at MFS Africa, and Thea Sokolowski, head of promoting at Sew. The Ladies in Crypto occasion is held in partnership with Yellow Card and MFS Africa.
They clarify that Ladies Who Construct Africa strives to create an intentional house the place members can meet, share what they’re constructing, give and obtain suggestions, and discover mentors, buyers, workers, employers, and extra.
“The thought for Ladies Who Construct Africa got here out of a number of conversations Gwera and I had again and again with ladies in our community, lots of whom confirmed there actually isn’t an area that exists the place we are able to come collectively to deliberately discuss our expertise constructing within the tech sector,” says Sokolowski.
“There’s rather a lot that may be gained from simply voicing shared experiences, getting suggestions or concepts from different ladies, and doubtlessly assembly somebody that’s been in your footwear. We wished to allow that in a giant method. The response up to now has proven how large the necessity for that is.”
Kiwana provides that they’re excited to associate with main builders within the house who share their mission to create “extra considerate experiences for an intentional group of underrepresented members of Africa’s tech sector.”
Simultaneous Launch In Ghana and Kenya
The twin-city Ladies in Crypto occasion is billed as a “first of its sort.” It can happen at Entrance Again Osu in Accra, Ghana, in partnership with Yellow Card, and at Jenga Leo in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with MFS Africa. The occasions will embody a hearth chat with specialists in Africa’s crypto ecosystem, hosted by Yellow Card’s Alice Tomdio and Kiwana herself.
These working within the crypto house in addition to the “crypto-curious” can register online to attend.