First Tech Hub in West Africa run by women

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First Tech Hub in West Africa run by women

When Binta Coudy De first voyaged out of Senegal, it was sometime in 2011. She was 22 years old and a computer engineer who was invited to take part in a tech competition that was put together by Microsoft in New York. In the worldwide sea of groups that competed at the event, Binta’s team was the only one entirely comprising of females. Binta knew they were the only women team in Senegal, but it was surprising for her to realise they were the only all-women group to appear in an international tech event. The Americans were more than happy to see black girls competing , so everybody wanted to talk and get to know them.

According to Binta, the scenario was very interesting,yet somewhat disappointing- there were other women in the tech field but no one knew of them. After this exciting trip to the United States, Binta and her colleagues decided to form what they called the Jiggen Tech Hub – the first ever tech hub in West Africa to masterminded and run by women.

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