DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Group, joins the rest of the world in celebrating women’s day .Women’s day is celebrated in all races, cultures, religions, and statuses during March 2023.
This year, the United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day on March 8 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.
The theme is aligned with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women: “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.
Here at DCA, we are excited to celebrate the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping an equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as highlighting the gaps that remain by launching the campaign #EmpowerHer for the month of March.
In commemoration of this year’s International Women’s Day, we wish to recognize some of the key milestones reached through the Miss. Africa Digital program, which has pioneered the women-in-tech space in Africa over a decade ago since its launch.
Miss. Africa Digital is a gender-focused program targeted mainly at female youth audiences in Africa to increase their personal involvement in early technology use and adoption with a view to improving their digital self-awareness and empowerment and bridging the economic divide through employment and/or entrepreneurship.
It is one of the central pillars of DotConnectAfrica Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, aimed at attracting sizable women and girls demographics of Internet users in Africa to complementary gender development initiatives that improve lives through digital inclusion.
The program also announced a prestigious annual Seed Fund program in Africa that provides grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IoTs, Mobile Internet, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, and leadership roles.
The Seed Fund program is interested in learning about successful activities currently supporting women and girls in STEM through this effort, and identifying how we might support scalability and their impacts.
The program has now been implemented in 15 African nations and has impacted over 10,000 women and girls, including youth, under DCA Corporate Boot Camp, sponsored by the DCA Academy.
Happy International Women’s day to all the ladies😍❤