Meet the 6 Women Who Are Leading the Digital Revolution in Africa

Top row: Ashley Lewis; Haweya Mohamed; Lucy Mbabazi. Bottom row: Maya Horgan Fomodu; Sheilah Birgen; Tayo Akinyemi. COURTESY OF THE SUBJECTS

Top row: Ashley Lewis; Haweya Mohamed; Lucy Mbabazi. Bottom row: Maya Horgan Fomodu; Sheilah Birgen; Tayo Akinyemi.
COURTESY OF THE SUBJECTS

There’s a resurgence of innovation happening across Africa as mobile phones and the internet spread throughout countries like South Africa, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. These technologies aren’t only connecting citizens—they’re also serving as a foundation for the continent’s growing tech culture in its most populous countries.

At the Afrobytes conference in Paris last week, we got a chance to hear from six black women leading the charge to grow technology sectors across the continent through mentorship, incubator programming and direct investment.

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Source: The Root |  SHERRELL DORSEY

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