Contribute to this Founding Women crowdfunding book which aims to spotlight African female tech founders to inspire the next generation.
According to a research on the funding landscape of most Africa tech ecosystems, young African women do not often get to see themselves represented in the tech space.
This lack of representation has made it difficult for these young African women to aspire to what they cannot see, hence the launch of the #FoundingWomen Book.
Founding Women is a book spotlighting African Female founders who are building technology businesses across Africa and the Diaspora. The goal of this campaign is to highlight role models to inspire young African women to fulfil their potential as innovators & tech leaders.
Female tech founders face significant barriers in setting up their businesses. Only 2.19% of global venture capital goes to women-led startups with a mere 0.1% going to startups led by black female founders.
Each book pledged through this campaign will help make one available for free to a young aspiring female innovator and further proceeds will go towards providing mentorship and training to help them kick-start their businesses.
The campaigners are interviewing inspirational founders such as Rebecca Enonchong, CEO of AppsTech (named one of the top female tech Founders to watch in Africa by Forbes) and Hilda Moraa – Founder & CEO of Pezesha (She previously founded Weza Tele, the first African tech startup to successfully exit when it was acquired by JumoWorld in 2015) as well as other established and upcoming founders working in energy, health, software and fintech.
View their growing list of African female founders here.
Support their crowdfunding campaign to become part of inspiring young women across Africa and the rest of the world to see themselves as future tech leaders.
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