Not quite long after bringing Asoriba, a FinTech startup revolutionizing church administration, to its most recent Show & Tell, Ghana-based business incubator and accelerator, MEST has announced it is organizing a women-themed event on August 11, 2016.
Tagged “Garden Chat with MEST Women in Technology”, the event is
part of the incubator’s efforts to ensure girls and young women pick up interest in STEM-related fields and consider a career as tech entrepreneurs.
The event will help demystify misconceptions about a career in tech as a woman, inspire more women to take the bold step, and encourage forming of mutually beneficial relationships between attendees.
Four prominent women in the MEST circle will be speaking at the event. They are the three Tress co-founders and Neku Atawodi, founder of Malaik, an impact-focused approach to equity crowdfunding in Africa.
Tress was recently accepted into the prestigious Y Combinator fellowship, which gave them access to USD$20,000 in funding, while Neku only just got appointed as the General Manager of MEST Lagos Incubator.
“These four women are no strangers to the entrepreneurial struggle, and have managed to climb the tough ladder in a short time,” MEST stated in a post.
The event will take place on the aforementioned date from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT) at the Crystal Park Garden in Accra, Ghana.
Kelechi Udoagwu, cofounder of Skrife and Communications/Recruitment fellow at MEST will be moderating the Garden Chat.
Because the event promises to be fun, you might want to book a seat as fast as you can as there are limited spaces.