Founded in June 2015, Women Leaders in Technology’s mission is to provide technical and professional skills and pass on available opportunities to young women to assist them excel in tech fields. They do so by helping them get mentorship, exposure, and networks to become innovators, role-models and mentors for young girls coming after them.
“Starting as an informal group of 5 female members and expanding to a community of more than 40 members as a formal organization over 3 years of our establishment is one of the things we consider as our success,” they say. In the last three years, WLIT has witnessed many wonderful young female enthusiasts and leaders and what they have gained through WLIT programmes. Many of their fellows go on to become interns (and then software engineers/developers) at partner companies. Many of the WLiT fellows and alumni have participated and won at local hackathons earning themselves various titles.