Women Discuss Ways to Bridge Gender Gap In Nigerian Tech Sector
TECHDIGEST – Over the weekend, more than 1,000 women gathered in Lagos to discuss ways to increase the participation of women in the Nigerian tech sector.
They met at the Landmark Centre, Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2022, for the WeTech Conference, the largest tech forum for women in Nigeria, which had Interswitch as one of the sponsors.
The event featured panel discussions, keynote addresses and talks from leading women in the Nigerian tech industry, sharing valuable insights into how they can break into the tech scene in Nigeria, and demystifying the future of fintech in Nigeria.
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Interswitch used the occasion to educate women on ways to develop innovative tech solutions. There were recruitment opportunities for interested participants who wished to join the tech giant in creating a prosperous Africa.
Speaking on the sponsorship, the Executive Vice President, Group Marketing and Communications, Ms Cherry Eromosele, noted that Interswitch maintained a keen focus on empowering players in the tech ecosystem and that its sponsorship of the WeTech Conference is one of the channels it is tapping into to express this.
“We are excited to have collaborated with the WeTech 2022 Conference as it aligns with Interswitch’s vision of a more inclusive space for women in the Nigerian tech ecosystem.
“Through this initiative, women are always furnished with the knowledge needed to boost their careers in tech, it also holds a dually beneficial purpose for women-run startups. The conference serves as an opportunity for these women to receive insights that will enhance scalability,” she said.
Also commenting was the Chief Human Resources Officer, Franklin Ali, who highlighted the tech firm’s dedication to creating a diverse and equitable workplace by espousing a gender-balanced hiring process.
Ali said, “Our resolve to provide our employees with an equitable workplace that fosters teamwork can be gleaned from the recent Hofstede report that ranked Interswitch among the top five leading companies in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Nigeria.
“We look forward to bringing more women on board to drive the company’s goal of a more inclusive workplace.”