from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town
CAPE TOWN – THE shortlist for the inaugural Female Innovator of the Year award, an accolade that recognises the contribution made by women in the telecommunications and technology in the industry, has been released.
Twelve women are contesting the award.
They are Amanda Louw Bester (Founder and CEO, Pragmattica Digital Consulting), Baratang Miya (Founder and CEO, GirlHype), Dr Carolina Odman (Associate Professor of Physics, University of Western Cape) and Dudu Mkhwanazi (Chief Executive Officer, Project Isizwe).
Elisabeth Medou Badan (Senior Vice President Africa and Indian Ocean, Orange), Gergana (Gery) Young (Software Engineer, BBD’s Research and Development Unit), Lauren Dallas (Founder, Future Females) and Lorraine Steyn (CEO, Khanyisa Real Systems) are also in the running.
Sibongile Mongadi (Founder, Uku’hamba), Siddika Osman, Managing Director (Nkgwete IT Solutions), Tabassum Qadir (CEO, Uprise Africa) and Virtue Oboro (Founder, Tiny Hearts Technology)complete the shortlist.
The award will be presented at the AfricaCom Awards in Cape Town on Wednesday.
AfricaCom will be held from November 12-14.
According to organisers, women are at the forefront of many incredible contributions as the continent gears up for the fourth industrial revolution, making 2019 the perfect time to announce the winner of the Female Innovator of the Year.
– CAJ News