I had expected some sexism when I came to Kenya, but I never thought the extent of it in business, politics, and everyday life. By Evanna Hu (Co-Founder & CEO, g.Maarifa) Founding and working on a startup is already hard. Then take the startup abroad to a developing market like Kenya – it becomes harder. [...]
Posts Tagged "Africa"
Across the globe, people are marking the annual celebration of women with creative events. What are you doing to celebrate? Share your stories. By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0) Friday is International Women’s Day, the annual celebration of female progress, accomplishment and general awesomeness. Groups around the world are getting creative in their efforts to [...]
Approximately 1.2 billion underserved women are a great opportunity for the mobile industry to distinguish itself. By Carol Realini (Author, BANKRUPT: Why Banking is Broken. How it can be Transformed.) When you look at the sea of people at Mobile World Congress – it is mostly men with a few scattered women in the crowd. [...]
10 Tips For Leveraging Technology To Improve Women’s Lives In The Developing World (Day 2, Grace Hopper Celebration)
Considerations for designing technology for developing countries. By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0) Speaking at Grace Hopper Celebration, Ann Mei Chang talked about developing mobile apps for women in developing countries. She is a Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of [...]
Using a simple mobile phone, SasaAfrica allows craftswomen to create an online storefront able to facilitate credit card purchases, which is then transferred into mobile money, and sent directly to the vendors. By Joëlle Payet (Marketing & Communications, BiD Network) Co-founded by MIT graduate Ella Peinovich, SasaAfrica is a revolutionary e-commerce platform that aims to [...]
Jessica O. Matthews co-invented the sOccket, and founded Uncharted Play with Julia Silverman. By Nusha Balyan (Writer, The Story Exchange) The sOccket looks like a regular soccer ball, but it doubles as an energy-harvesting source that can help light up communities without access to electricity. Jessica O. Matthews and Julia Silverman, who are in their [...]