According to the ISACA Women in Technology 2017, the top barrier faced by women in the tech industry is lack of mentors, leading the vote with a disheartening 48%.
Speaking at our recent Girls in Tech graduation, our panelists, Magdalene Wanjugu- Executive Director, NairoBits trust, Lilian Kiambati- Head of Safaricom Women in Tech, Waithera Gaitho- CEO Alternatives Africa and Caroline Wanza- CEO Exodus Printing emphasized on the importance of mentorship in the early stages of women’s careers.
Offering mentorship to young women ensures that they’re fully equipped to handle the responsibilities and challenges they will face in future, paving the way for success with a solid foundation. The value of mentoring often goes well beyond shaping individual careers. It provides a means for passing knowledge to a wider audience, keeping mentors in touch with the new trends of the business that they might otherwise be distanced from.