Women in FemTech
The May 7 event highlighted obstacles that FemTech currently faces. Among them: Although FemTech relies on female consumers to purchase products, males still dominate the industry. Women at the event were encouraged to participate in the FemTech industry, not only because they can, but also because doing so can empower them to better understand their own needs and promote more women in tech.
Women & Youth Leadership
In January, we hosted an event focused on women and youth leadership in the digital ecosystem. The two featured speakers, Rokhaya Solange and Aude Anquetil, discussed how the education system and female role models can affect the trajectory of women in STEM fields. Additionally, they compared and contrasted the factors that influence these topics in the US and Senegal.
Women & Wellness
In December, Women in Tech hosted an event that discussed the importance of health and wellness in the tech industry. Guests included a handful of top women executives from Silicon Valley, as well as featured speaker Kari Sulenes, the executive director of Project Atlas.