Application Deadline: 27th May, 2023
The Women Techsters initiative is a one-year technology upskilling program that is provided free of charge to young women aged between 16 and 40 years throughout Africa. This program is designed to equip participants with in-demand skills that are globally relevant and necessary for starting careers or businesses in technology. Its primary goal is to eliminate the digital and technology knowledge gap that exists between men and women in the tech industry and ensure that women and girls have equal access to technology opportunities.
To gain entry into the Women Techsters Fellowship program, applicants must undergo a highly competitive selection process, with only the top 3% being admitted. The program is scheduled to begin in September 2023 and will last for one year. During the first six months, participants will receive virtual training on both technical and soft skills. The remaining six months will involve experiential learning in the form of internships or business incubation and mentorship.
The benefits of Women Techster Fellowship may vary depending on the specific program, but some common benefits include:
1. Financial support: Fellows may receive financial support in the form of a stipend or grant to cover living expenses, tuition, or travel expenses.
2. Professional development: The program may provide training and mentorship opportunities to help fellows develop their technical and leadership skills.
3. Networking: Fellows may have opportunities to network with other women in technology and industry professionals.
4. Exposure to new technologies: Fellows may have access to cutting-edge technologies and research through the program.
5. Community building: The program may help fellows build a sense of community and support among women in technology.
6. Career advancement: The program may help fellows advance their careers through job opportunities, internships, or industry connections
• An ideal fellow is an African woman, aged between 16 and 40 years, who embraces empathy, humility, and inclusion as guiding values
• Must have both technical and soft skills
• Team player, self-starter, hardworking, dedicate time and dentifies tech as a propeller for her future.
• Must have intellectual rigour, vision, research skills, curiosity, openness kindness, and much more.
To aid your application process, kindly click here to access the application guide before proceeding to submit your application.