Two women-led tech organizations are helping turn Ghana into Africa’s next tech hub.
Africa is beginning to assert itself as one of the next global tech hubs, with African startups pulling in $2 billion in venture capital in 2019. Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and South Africa are considered the continent’s major tech hotspots, but Ghana has begun to make its way into the conversation, with $111 million of that 2019 VC money going to Ghanaian companies. And then there is Twitter. This past April, the social media giant announced that its African headquarters, and also first African office, would be in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
Towards a More Inclusive Business World: Insights From Leading Women
In an inclusive world, everyone feels safe and empowered. “I want one-half of the world’s population to have just as much power and influence and money as the other half,” says Cloed Baumgartner, Innovation Enabler and Expert for Circular Economy, Impact Funding, and SDG. “Every woman in this world has the right to shape her life and career in her own way. And this must also be visible structurally, in all laws, and in women’s own bank accounts. I call for quotas until women have 50% of the power, influence, and money.” Cloed is also one of the long-standing mentors at enpact, where creating a more inclusive, collaborative business world is a core value that encodes the organization’s DNA.
U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan and Mobile Web Ghana CEO Florence Toffa cutting the ribbon of American Corner Agbogba with Counselor for Public Affairs Virginia Elliott, Greater Accra Reg. Dir of the Ghana Library Authority Mr. Tamakloe, and REPS Alison Mckee
Accra, GHANA – The U.S. Government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, and in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana, has opened American Corner Agbogba, a new cultural and educational center. U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan cut the ribbon on this new facility on September 18, 2020, during the official inauguration event at Mobile Web Ghana.
Visuals for Gender Launch Ceremony
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan
Monday, November 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Mobile Web Ghana Founder and CEO of Mobile Web Ghana Florence Toffa,
Members of the Media,
Ladies and Gentlemen: