Barbara BirungiFounder, witU and Director, Hive Colab

Barbara Birungi has become an advocate for female African entrepreneurs, particularly on the subject of developing a caliber of female entrepreneurs who are tech savvy and are equipped to compete in the global market ? she of all people will understand the value of this. A leading female techpreneur in Uganda, she is the founder of Women in Technology Uganda, a tech initiative that helps women and girls pursue?careers in technology. To date, the non-profit has trained over a hundred young women in tech and business, with the first intake of school dropouts who graduated in June 2014. She serves on the Board of the AfriLabs Foundation, which was created to support African technology hubs by providing financing, mentoring, networking opportunities and other resources for high impact entrepreneurs.

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