As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I participated in Chain Reaction all day Monday and Tuesday.  Today, is Women’s Enterprise Day!

“All over the UK, organisations will be using the focus of this day to run their own events and activities. Check out the Ideas Bank for some tips and stories to help you plan a successful Women’s Enterprise Day. Search using ‘women’s enterprise’ to bring up lots of activity suggestions.”

But, my world, and I think yours, is wider than just the UK.  In honor of today, I’d like to shine a bit of spotlight on The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre and the Blogs for African Women.

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre works to encourage Nigerian girls and women to learn about and use technology as a means of empowering themselves socially and economically. W.TEC, is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to learn how to use technology as a means of empowering themselves socially and economically.

This is done through projects which build technology skills among women, as well as other technology literacy workshops. W.TEC will also research and publish works examining pivotal issues related to how African women use technology, barriers preventing or limiting technology use, and strategies for more efficient technology use.

“Blogs for African Women (BAWo)” Mentoring Project was created by Ore Somolu and Sokari Ekine as a way of encouraging and supporting Africans who want to start blogging. Initially there will be a pilot project limited to Nigerian women.

I encourage you to check out the W.TEC and BAWo – get involved if you can.  It feels great to share your experiences across the cubicle; just think what sharing around the world feels like!

Learn more about Women’s Enterprise Day here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Women’s Enterprise Day
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