About SheMadeIT Africa

The SheMadeIT concept started in 2016 across the different EMEA countries where businesswomen were invited in universities to share their success stories with female STEM students. The concept was very successful in all our partner associations, particularly in Algeria where 6 editions were organized in different cities and in collaboration with various universities.

The concept took a step further in 2021 with a series of workshops organized by Women in Business Network (WiB) in collaboration and Digital Skills Accelerator Africa (DSAA). The target group was female STEM Students at Universities in Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Ghana, and Rwanda, Female DSAA Trainees, Young STEM graduates and local institutions supporting young women in finding decent jobs and enhancing their digital skills.

The overall objective of the event in 2021 was to offer guidance, inspiration and networking opportunities for STEM female students and who are about to finish their studies as well as female DSAA trainees to establish their own business or enhance their chances of employability.

The program included inspirational stories, a workshop on Why Networks and Mentoring Programs Matter, a workshop on How to establish your own company or startup, and a last workshop to meet your potential employer. All sessions are run in French and English.

The last SheMadeIT Africa event took place in Abidjan on 07 June 2023. With 80 amazing individuals in attendance, we had an incredible day of inspiration, empowerment, and networking. From captivating keynote speeches to engaging panel discussions, the event was filled with valuable insights and shared experiences.

In collaboration with the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD), the next SheMadeIT Africa event will take place in Dakar on 26 October 2023, as part of the Women in Business Project in Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through Sequa, and implemented by the Global Project Partners (GPP), the Association of German Women Entrepreneurs (VdU) and the Women Investment Club (WIC).

The overall aim of the program is to develop the soft skills of female STEM students and offer them opportunities to networking opportunities with women entrepreneurs and in executive positions to improve their chances of professional integration (recruitment, company, or start-up creation).