WISE4Afrika, is a Microsoft Women in Software Engineering mentorship initiative introduced in Africa. The initiative is looking to create a culture where more females take up STEM. By exposing the participants to mentorship from other female engineers, executives, educators and entrepreneurs. Microsoft hopes through this initiative participants will pursue and land careers in the ICT industry.
Thirty female students have participated in the program since it launched in Kenya in partnership with Strathmore University. Receiving trainings in various emerging technologies including machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Months into the program, the Microsoft Women in Software Engineering Africa mentees showcase what they’ve been learning. The top six participants got to present their projects at the Microsoft Policy Innovation center.
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