Giving women and girls the tech skills they need for the workforce of the future

On average, women make up 30% of the people working in STEM-related jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite thousands of jobs being created in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries across Africa, gender discrimination and lack of access to education and technology means young women are often kept out of the workforce and unable to break the cycle of poverty.  Barbara Birungi Mutabazi, Founder, Women in Technology Uganda, explains why teaching girls coding and computer skills is so important. She says that, while growing up, there was no support for girls to get into computer science careers. Started her career out in a software development consultancy firm where as the only woman on the team. Read more