COVID-19: Heels & Tech closing Women, Technology gap


COVID-19: Heels & Tech closing Women, Technology gap

By Ebele Orakpo

Africa faces a huge digital skills gap, negatively affecting economic development and opportunities. According to a study by the International Finance Corporation, IFC, about 230 million jobs across Africa will require some level of digital skills by 2030. This translates to a potential of 650m training opportunities and an estimated $130b market. With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many businesses to go digital in order to survive, there’s a serious need for these digital skills.

In the heat of the pandemic, Alabi Bisola founded Heels and Tech, an edutech company, to take on this $130b market from an interesting angle—she is closing the gap between women and technology. Through her company, Bisola is sharing the knowledge she has acquired in her tech career. The idea for Heels and Tech was born while Bisola was pregnant with her second child. The company is working to debunk the myth that technology/ engineering is a male-dominated field. Currently,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper