This curated list of 50 African women taking the bull by the horns and running innovative tech startups aligns with International Women’s Day 2023’s mission. This list features women on a quest to shape an entire ecosystem in their own unique way.
These women are actively driving some of the most exciting and significant technological changes as founders or co-founders of startups, venture capitalists, top executives, and CEOs.
We hope you’ll be inspired to take action, learn more about these women, and get involved in the tech industry yourself. Let’s dive into the stories of these 50 outstanding African women in tech!
His mom owns and manages a grocery shop in Kampala, but the Ugandan Amos Walugembe had his heart set on a tech career. Then, in 2017 Tunga crossed his path.
Het Parool was the first Dutch media outlet to write about Tunga this year in a piece about FairTrade Software. It was soon picked up by others.
Globally 17% of software engineers are women. In Africa this percentage is 2%. Tunga starts “women in tech” coding classes to increase this.
Since january 2019 this year Reinier van Scherpenzeel (32) is based in Kampala as our new Operations Director.
Interview with Ernesto Spruyt and David Semakula of Tunga. They talk about pioneering the development of outsourcing to Africa.
We are proud to announce that together with Kampabits we are providing an advanced coding course to 15 girls. Our goal is to promote diversity within Tunga and in the tech ecosystem.
David, CTO at Tunga, explains that the local market in Uganda doesn’t offer modern technology and doesn’t apply to the skills of African developers.
Tunga founder Ernesto Spruyt was interviewed by BNR on how and why his startup aims to give a podium to African tech talent.