[Skunkworks] Wanted: Female Role Models in ICT in Africa

Mwendwa Kivuva Kivuva at transworldafrica.com
Tue Dec 20 11:23:29 EAT 2016


This might be of interest to ladies role models within the ICT space in
Africa. Please share widely.

Begin forwarded message:

*From: *Lillian Achom <lillian.achom at afchix.org>
*Subject: **Video Recording of Women In Technology as Role Models*
*Date: *12 December 2016 at 15:05:12 GMT+4
*To: *AfChix <afchix at afchix.org>, AfChixUganda <afchixuganda at afchix.org>,
KE-Chix <ke-chix at afchix.org>

Hello,
I send you very warm greetings.

AfChix (www.afchix.org) is seeking to document ten (10) African women in
Technology role models from the regions: Southern Africa, North Africa,
East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa and The Indian Ocean.  We shall be
publishing their stories on social media and Televisions. For more
information, visit this link:  https://goo.gl/FQ3Q5V

We believe that by exposing and mentoring young girls and women to possible
career opportunities in Computer Science & ICT, we will empower them to
join technical fields confidently. Our programs target the upper primary
and high school girls between the age of 9 to 18, the young women who have
freshly joined careers in ICT/Computer Science at Universities and
workplaces and those established and looking to grow into technical
leadership positions.

We shall be disseminating the information on portable storage devices
during our career and mentorship meetings with students.

As one of the 10 African Women in Technology Role models, by sharing your
story, you will be inspiring the over half a million girls in Africa to
consider joining the Computer Science/ICT Career path. By sharing your
story, your contributions in the industry will be visible to a significant
number of viewers across the continent and beyond.

Eligibility:
Selection will be based on the following :

1. Must be a woman
2. Must be from Africa
3. Must be willing to share her story as a role model and grants permission
to AFCHIX and AFRINIC and other partners to share this information on the
various online and offline channels
4. Academic Qualification: Must have studied or is studying any S.T.E.M
-related programs (eg, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics,
etc).
5. Technical Roles: Those currently playing a technical Role are highly
recommended
6. Managerial Roles: Those who transitioned from Technical to Managerial
roles are highly recommended
7. Might be a mentor or not necessarily a mentor to anyone
8. Might have an inspiring story of how she fell in love with, eg
Mathematics.

Some Important Dates:

December 12th 2016 - Nomination forms open to applicants
February 12th 2017 -Close of Nominations
February 28th 2017 -Announcement of Selected candidates to all participants

*NOMINATION FORM *
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSch6BwXsvY_QUKhKjWJ4wNesC2DwEtPzFCqNF6MELP5BtZ8FQ/viewform#responses>Please
fill in this brief nomination form for a possible selection. You can
nominate yourself or someone else

Please share this within your networks.

For any inquiries, reach us on: lillian.achom at afchix.org

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and prosperous 2017!
-- 

*Lillian A.*

*AfChix*

*Connect | Mentor | Inspire Women in Tech*

*Website: www.afchix.org <http://www.afchix.org/>*
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