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Six (6) Training Programs for Women in Tech

Every passing year, tech organizations across the continent focus on supporting underrepresented developers, especially women. These tech organizations and development projects organize training programs for women, masterclasses, boot camps, fellowships, and open days to breed a community of women technopreneurs.

Some of the top training programs for women, especially in Africa, include the following:

1. Women Techsters

The Women Techsters initiative aims to bridge the digital and technology knowledge divide between men and women. They ensure equal access to opportunities by empowering girls and women across Africa with varying degrees of digital, deep tech, and soft skills required within the technology ecosystem.

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Their goal is to empower 5 million African women over the next ten years in digital and tech skills by 2030.

The application to this yearly program always gets filled up so quickly. That shows how well the initiative is getting popular and influential among people who want to get into tech. If you plan to make that move, I suggest keeping your eyes on their website for information next round of applications.

Click here to visit the website.

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2. She Codes Africa

It is a non-profit organization focused on celebrating and empowering young Girls and Women in Technology across Africa. This platform is specifically designed to empower young women in tech with the technical and career skills needed to scale in their fields.

There are different programs for secondary/high school students, mentoring programs, and cloud engineering programs. It offers community support, monitored growth, and professional guidance. There are also opportunities to get a free laptop and so on.

Click here to visit the website.

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3. Umuzi

Umuzi is a South African-based tech organization partnered with top employers to support young people’s access to high-value tech. In 2019 and 2020, Umuzi supported underemployed women who wanted to become developers.5. They have an online learning application process where anyone interested can start learning tech courses immediately.

The most successful candidates from the online learning process are interviewed and assessed in person by tech companies affiliated with Umuzi. If selected, these young people enter a full-time, paid, or on-the-job training program where they learn human-centered design, Agile, and specialize in a scarce tech and creative skills, including:

Click here to visit the website.

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4. Google Women Techmakers

Google’s Women Techmakers program provides visibility, community, and resources for women in technology, with over 80,000 members worldwide.

The program has numerous events, programs, and hackathons to support women and young girls to succeed in tech. The initiative also awards scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate women in universities.

Click here to visit the website.

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5. Hyperion Dev

This organization runs an online coding BootCamp for 3-6 months. The courses offered on the website are not free; however, they offer a free trial for newly registered users.

The online coding boot camps have proven to be a thriving place for confident female developers who want to fight their way to the top to secure jobs. HyperionDev takes their students by the hand, guiding them to secure a job after training.

Click here to visit the website.

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6. We Think Code

This is another website that sells coding courses and boot camps. We think code offers 300-tuition free learning programs annually, including a 4-week coding BootCamp.

The opportunities on this platform are tremendous but sadly limited. It is restricted to only those in South Africa. New users or students will need to provide a South African phone number, ID, and valid work/ asylum seekers permit.

Click here to visit the website.

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Ngozi Nwaubani

Ngozi Nwaubani

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