Breaking Gender bias through Technology #BreakTheBias Introduction 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. A more diverse team is most likely …

1. How can technology break the gender bias for sustainable development
2. What traditional beliefs are hindering gender equality in the society and what new laws should be put in place to promote equality.
3. What is the impact of the gender digital divide on a sustainable development
4. What is the government doing to break the gender Bias in the underserved communities?

5. How can we close the gender digital gap as individuals in the tech world? What can men do, What could women in the ICT sector do, How can tech companies make a change, and what is the role of educators, parents, and mentors?

6. Share your journey as a woman in STEM. Your contributions and achievements in the field.
7. Reasons why there aren’t enough women in STEM-related jobs in Africa and solutions. #BreakTheBias

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Event Chair

Georgina Mbira

Two-time Award-Winning TV Host | Events Host | Voice Artist.
"Women are still underrepresented in technology and we need to work together to bring awareness to society."

Co-chair

Fortunate Twala

Life Coach | Brand Ambassador | Key Note Speaker | Pageant Judge | Social Entrepreneur | 2019 Ms. Common Wealth South Africa | 2020 Top 50 South Africa.
"Most girls and women have less access to technology and we need to work towards solving that first to break the bias."

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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.
"In Africa, young leaders don't necessarily have awareness of how technology can break the gender bias and we need to hold more forums like these."

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Temitope Adeniyi

Founder STEM Zone | Data Scientist | Ph.D. Candidate, Condensed Matter Physics | Advocate Women-in-STEM | Product Manager
"Technology has brought a lot of Enlightenment and awareness about gender bias."

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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
"We need to stop seeing ourselves as male or female, we need to start looking at ourselves as humans.

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Anie Akpe

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

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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
"We are afraid of failure and rejection and that's why we don't try. All we need is to stand up and move on move on."

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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
"#BreakingTheBias campaign solicits us to imagine a world that’s free of stereotypes and discrimination."