International Women’s Month

Breaking Gender

bias through Technology


How Technology can help break the gender bias, Young Leaders Perspective


One of the many goals of gender equality lies in using technology to empower women. It could either be by encouraging women to choose STEM subjects and improve their representation in this sector or use tech solutions to solve wicked problems.

Virtual Summit

Our forum is scheduled to take place on 26th March 2022, 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM EAT. The respective time zones are listed on the website.
We adapt a round-table question and answer format by the moderator. It is supposed to facilitate a casual interaction among panelists and moderator(s).

Saturday, March 26, 2022

11:00 AM EAT

9.00 AM WAT

10.00 AM SAST

1.00 AM PDT

Summit HOST

Georgina Mbira

Event Chair

Fortunate Twala


Great Talks on #BreakTheBias

60 -minutes talk on Breaking Gender bias through Technology

Young Leaders Perspective

Hiba S Sharief


CxO & & Startup Advisor | Global Thought Leader | Intersection of Innovation & Humanity | Investor | Board Membe, Founder of Elevoro, Silicon Valley’s “40 under40” in 2017 by SVBJ, Sudan’s Women in Africa Ambassador.

Jumoke Dada


Founder, Taeillo | Nasdaq Milestone Maker | Google Pitch-Drive Asia | Harambean | Pritzker Fellow | 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria List — #LLA100Women2021| HerNetwork Woman of the Year Entrepreneurship 2021

Georgina Mbira

Event Chair

Two-time Award-Winning TV Host | Events Host | Voice Artist.

Fortunate Twala

Co Chair

Life Coach | Brand Ambassador | Key Note Speaker | Pageant Judge | Social Entrepreneur | 2019 Ms. Common Wealth South Africa | 2020 Top 50 South Africa.

Temitope Adeniyi


Founder STEM Zone| Data Scientist| Ph.D. Candidate, Condensed Matter Physics| Advocate Women-in-STEM| Product Manager

Anie Akpe


Founder: IBOM LLC | Innov8tiv & African Women In Tech (AWIT)

Farida Bedwei


Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer of Logiciel (Ghana) Ltd | CNN African Voices | Feb 2015. World Economic Forum Young Global Leader | Most powerful woman (financial sector) | Disability Rights Advocate | Author

Sophia Bekele


2021 Silicon Valley 'Women of Influence' & CEO Today Award | Bloomberg's Top2 ICT Women Africa| NewAfrican 50 African Trailblazers | Pioneer Internet Gov | Visionary | Thought Leader |Global Entrepreneur | Philanthropist


“Beautiful production, It was such an honor to have been a part of this. Thank you for inviting me, I had a great time co-chairing this insightful session. ”
Elizabeth Kolade – Director of Membership, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN)

“Thank you very much for allowing me to take part in the forum. It was a stimulating and informative experience.”
Salah Dean – Cyber security and forensic club president | Network Engineer – Core Infrastructure Services and Security

“It was a pleasure to speak to an international audience about #cybersecurity on behalf of Hyperproof. Thanks to Sophia Bekele for hosting this event!”
Kayne McGladrey – CISO, HyperProof | Cyber Security Influencer and expert

“I had a good time.”
Sherifat Akinwonmi – Member Of The Board of Advisors Canadian Women in Cybersecurity at siberX | Business Information Security Officer at TD

“There is definitely still work to be done, The awareness and Educate Women in expressing their Visions  based on Technology projects, The appetite is definitely there. ”
Fortunate Twala -Life Coach, Brand Ambassador, Keynote Speaker

“The session was good”
Anie Akpe -Founder: IBOM LLC, Innov8tiv & African Women In Tech (AWIT)

‘It was a very good event and I did enjoy it. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the Panel. I am grateful.’
Julius Nkafu – FCI, Arb, Public Access Barrister, Great James Street Chambers

‘Thank you for the opportunity. I have learned a lot.’
Sofia Rajab – MD, Leteipan & Associates Advocates

‘Thank you for organizing this, and for putting together such a distinguished panel who has a breadth of experience on all these issues.’
Gregory Simpkins – Senior Advisor at USAID

‘It was a great pleasure to take part in the WebForum, a living testimony to the global leadership of DCA and of the organisation’s indelible convening power’
Dr. Chaloka Beyani – Professor of International Law, London School of Economics

‘It was a great meeting, a wonderful discussion!’
Michael Monari – Founder & CEO, Longitude Finance, Kenya

‘Indeed it was a great forum and
I learnt a lot’
Pamela M. Njuguna – Head of Business & Marketing, Credit Bank, Kenya


‘It was an honor to be one of your panel speakers!’
John Kariuki – Founder & Group CEO, FinCredit Limited, Kenya

‘Thanks for inviting me to your event. The quality of the audience was quite impressive.’
Eric Yong – Co-founder & CEO, GreenTec Capital Partners, Cameroon/Germany

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