Andela Women Tech Leadership Program

Kampala, Uganda

John Kagga
The Andela Way

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Ladies together with their Learning Facilitators

The Andela Women Tech Leadership program is currently a six(6) weeks program that focusses on software development, entrepreneurship and leadership. The program also aims at empowering women and equipping them with skills to enable them become world class technologists. This is in line with Andela’s mission of empowering today’s team and advancing human potential. With the belief that brilliance is evenly distributed and gender neutral.

The first cycle attracted more than 100 ladies from all over Africa. Half of the applicants (all of whom were Ugandan) were selected to join the program. This is because the program is currently running in Uganda and yet to kick off in our Andela centres.

The program was officially launched by Christina Sass the president of Andela. Christina shared inspiring stories about her journey as a woman in technology and also shared the story of how Andela was founded.

Phiona (Left) Maria, Emily, Cecilia, Christina, Gloria, Shakira and Angela

During the program, the ladies were divided into groups and given a software project to implement individually. Each group was assigned learning facilitators (Andelans) who were responsible for the progress and mentorship of the ladies.

Initiative core team

Aigo Faith a lady within the program shares her thoughts to as why you should never give up no matter what happens or what you think.

In addition to the software project, the ladies also had technical thought leadership sessions that were led by influential women both in Andela and Africa. These included Wambui Kinya the VP of success Andela, Agnes Muthoni the Director of Pre-fellowship Andela, Brenda Katwesigye, the CEO of Wazi Vision

The program has gone on to see ladies such as Dorothy Asiimwe who was new to programming go on and create her first software program and also share her experience and new knowledge with others.

Sonia Learning Facilitator(left) with Dorothy Asiimwe at the closing ceremony

If you are a lady out there with the dream of changing the world apply to join this program and also follow Andela on twitter and Facebook for all the latest programs and communications.

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John Kagga
The Andela Way

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