What is Women in ICT ?
Women in ICT Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that focuses on providing technology education for women and young girls to resolve the problem of gender parity and under-representation of women in the technology industry, stem profession and in the workplace.
What's the Mission and Vision of this Organization
Our mission is to provide a platform for women to explore opportunities in technology and leadership roles as well as foster an inclusive corporate environment to make a significant contribution towards the advancement in technology.
What is the Primary Aims of this Movement?
Our primary aim is to inspire, enable and support all girls and women in all walks of life using ICT to give them a way for realizing their dreams, overcoming problems and exploring their potential for success. Women in ICT foundation empowers women through all aspects of life, at home, in education and at work.
What is the legal Status of this Organization, Is it Registered?
Women in ICT is legally registered and incorporated in Nigeria under the Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Do you have a Code of Conduct?
Yes, it can be viewed here
Do you Have Volunteers Opportunity?
Like most nonprofits, we rely on volunteers to accomplish most of our goals. Our volunteers have a direct impact on our mission. We’re changing the direction of tech, together.
We have volunteer opportunities throughout the year, you can check here for updates on our career page
Issues & Challenges
Why are there so few women in STEM?
It is clear to see that women are underrepresented in STEM roles. Only 19% of the people working in tech in the Africa are female. Even though the tech industry is becoming more diverse and companies are creating resource groups to help them grow their diverse team, the gender gap is still an issue which needs tackling.
What are the Obstacles facing in STEM fields or Career Choice
Women face unique obstacles when it comes to attending school and working in STEM fields. Some are listed below:
- Higher demands: Women report being asked to provide more evidence or being held to higher standards than their male colleagues.
- Family pressure: Many women in STEM professions report being told by a coworker that they should work less after having children.
- Feminine roles: Women report feeling pressure from coworkers to play a feminine role, such as office mother or an otherwise demure and dainty image in the workplace.
- Mistaken identity: Women working in STEM — report being mistaken for custodial or administrative staff, rather than being recognized as the scientists and engineers they are.
Why are females underrepresented in STEM fields?
What are importance of Women in Stem Fields
Giving women equal opportunities to pursue — and thrive in — STEM careers helps narrow the gender pay gap, enhances women’s economic security, ensures a diverse and talented STEM workforce and prevents biases in these fields and the products and services they produce
Membership & Benefits
Why Joining Women in ICT Foundation?
Women in ICT gives you the tools and connections you need to lead in your profession. Access our on-demand career and personal development resources, exclusively tailored to the needs of women in STEM.
Lend your experience to inform advocacy, research, and systemic change initiatives. As a leader in STEM, you serve as a role model, mentor, and champion for women in STEM.
We offer equitable levels for early career professionals and students and graduates. All membership levels will receive the same benefits. Our research provides evidence-based applications and practical solutions to transform the STEM workplace across all employment sectors.
What are the requirements to become a Member?
There’s no special requirement to join us. When you join us, you instantly connect with women who are actively engaged in the new media industry. You’ll be privy to interesting discussions, incredibly useful resources and real-world advice from tech professionals just like you
Benefits of Membership
Networking and Education
I’m a certified Coach. Is there someone I can speak to about being added to the Coaching Catalog?
Simply complete the ‘Contact Us’ form with your information and professional website and our Program Benefits Manager will contact you.
Privacy & Security
What can i do if i have questions about privacy and security?
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal information seriously. We follow industry best practices in software development and testing, including periodic vetting by internal and external security researchers. Your data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and our infrastructure runs on an industry-leading highly secure, HIPAA-compliant data center.
If you are a security researcher and you believe you have identified a security issue, please contact us. We are committed to working with the community to verify, reproduce and respond to all legitimate reports.