Rising Stars: Women in Tech
Celebrating Emerging Technology Ecosystem Leaders
Who inspires you?
The stories of Africa’s tech ecosystem are still being written. And when they are told, the talented operators writing the playbooks will stand right alongside the visionary founders that we all love and admire.
At FirstCheck Africa, we’re early believers in Africa’s women in tech. About one in five tech employees on the continent is female. Many are excellent operators and gifted community-builders. We see their impact in technical & non-technical fields, as they work with commitment and entrepreneurial zeal.
In the past year, our young fund has invested in eight startups in four African countries founded or co-founded by women. In parallel, we’ve enjoyed tracking the successes of impressive female talent across the continent that’s emerging in various leadership roles.
We’re thrilled about the future because we know we’re witnessing the unveiling of the diverse operator talent that the technology ecosystem needs. We also believe that we’re seeing future female founders expand their influence in real-time.
This week, we celebrate ten women who stand out as emerging Operator-Leaders. With our debut #FirstCheckRisingStars list, we’re excited to honour just a small number of Africa’s exceptional female talent. With the campaign, we’re also giving the nod to all ambitious women in tech across the continent who dream big, work hard and inspire us every day.
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