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Advice for Women in Tech from Leading Digital Entrepreneur Yao Huang

Meet Yao Huang, founder of The Hatchery, an organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem, and one of the top entrepreneurs in her field. She leads the enterprise incubator in innovating products with corporate partners — from ideation, development, sales and funding to exit. She’s an adviser and...

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Summit encourages women to become developers as well as tech users

In September 2016, digital equality advocates gathered in Accra, Ghana, for the Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology. The participants shared their stories, knowledge and experience on the internet and information and communications technology (ICT). The main focus of the summit was to transform African women and girls...

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Voting and Tech: Creating Apps for Civic Participation

Providing easy access to credible information for voters seeking to register and vote in elections is a challenge facing democracies all over the world. But in many places, it’s difficult to find accurate information, and having the wrong information can lead to voter disenfranchisement, low voter turnout, and even violence....

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Computer Scientist Lends a Hand to Farmers, Young Women

In Uganda, the local agriculture markets that many small-scale farmers depended on were inefficient. Often, neither customers nor farmers knew which markets would be open on which days. So farmers only had access to a limited number of customers. That limited their profits. Farmers’ profits were further complicated by middlemen...

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Closing Technology Gaps in Burkina Faso

Francine Legma didn’t take her secondary school math teacher’s advice. Instead she followed her instincts. Legma earned poor grades in math and physics, so her teacher advised her to study literature “because it would be easier for me than scientific studies,” she says. But the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow and...

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Building skills in technology

“By building skills in technology creation, people can develop innovative solutions to community and economic problems and empower themselves to explore their full potential.” - Regina Agyare Software developer Regina Agyare believes Information Technology (IT) can drive significant social change. A 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, Agyare helped launch the U.N.-related...

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Meet the Fellows: Regina Agyare

Ghana, Business and Entrepreneurship, Dartmouth College Regina Agyare is a software developer with eight years’ work experience and a social entrepreneur with a passion for using technology to drive social change. She started a social enterprise called Soronko Solutions that uses basic mass technology to drive human potential and solve...

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