Women in Tech showcases the women who drive tech

WomeninTechZA is an initiative that aims to help address the gender gap in the ICT sector through advocacy and raising awareness.

Women in Tech South Africa

Women in Tech ZA was founded as a means to showcase the diverse and talented women working in ICT in South Africa. Since its founding, Women in Tech ZA has evolved from purely profiling local women in tech to also raising awareness of how to address the gender gap in the sector. Today Women in Tech ZA participates in outreach and awareness activities - such as speaker slots and media engagements - showcases women in the sector and publishes news and views of relevance to its audience.

Why does Women in Tech exist

Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them. As a sector, we need to hire women to improve diversity in the workplace (and it’s been proven that higher diversity equals higher productivity and profit). But we cannot find women with the required skills, and we cannot attract young women to the sector because when they look at conferences, in the media and inside technology companies, they mainly see men (who they can’t relate to), doing what they perceive to be ‘boring’ jobs.


Become a Woman in Tech

Click below to register yourself as a Woman in Tech in South Africa. Join a network of hundreds of women who are making an impact and working towards a common goal. 

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Meet the Women in Tech

Women in Tech members from the African Continent