In honour of International Women’s Day this past week, Google announced the launch of 18 new Womenwill chapters across Sub-Saharan Africa, including the first chapters to launch in South Africa.
Womenwill is a Google initiative aimed at creating economic opportunity for women everywhere, so that they can grow and succeed. Helping women make the most of technology to build skills, get inspired, and connect with each other through training, events and advocacy,
Womenwill aims to drive conversations promoting gender equality to benefit everyone.
The new chapters in South Africa are in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Polokwane and Pretoria. Following this past week’s launch there are now 25 chapters in Africa, with more to launch in the coming weeks.
These addition chapers are being launched simultaneously at events not only in Johannesburg but also Nairobi Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria following a week in which Digital Skills Masterclasses were held at various locations in these countries, involving some 5000 women. To date, Google has trained more than 3 million people in total, of which 48% are women.
To get involved, women are encouraged to visit WomenWill