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International Digital Women’s Day to take place in Africa

he Digital Women’s Day, co-founded by Delphine Remy-Boutang in 2013, celebrates and connects women who are working to revolutionize the world through digital technology.

This event aims to inspire and encourage women to dare, innovate and undertake. A concentration of encounters, knowledge and experience sharing, Digital Women’s Day graciously promotes the synergy of talents and the initiative of today’s women and men. Sponsored by Anne Rigail, CEO of Air France, the 7th edition of JFD will focus on the theme “Elles Changent le Monde”, “They Change The World” and will take place on 17 April 2019 at the Maison de la Radio and for the first time in Africa, on 13 June 2019 at Pullman Dakar Teranga, in Senegal’s capital.

Africa is indeed the first continent of female entrepreneurship in the world. Senegal is multiplying initiatives and investments in digital technology. Thus, 2019 marks the beginning of the internationalization of Digital Women’s Day, which will be extended annually on the African continent where new technologies are in full development and represent a decisive socio-economic challenge.

The event will bring together digital economy actors in Paris and Dakar to pave the way for a future where women will be personalities who will count and make a difference for a better world.

Two rich and inspiring days focused on a more inclusive and responsible digital society, which will be structured around highlights: inspiration, experience and networking. JFD will also be the occasion to award the Margaret Prize open to the founders and co-founders of innovative start-ups under 5 years old, based in Europe and Africa. Finally, the European Digital Women’s Prize will be awarded in Paris on April 17 by Marlène Schiappa, Secretary of State for Equality between Women and Men and Valérie Laugier, Vice President Digital and Innovation, Marketing and Services of Total.

Amine Benkeroum

A 26 yo geek from Morocco, who loves innovation, startups, new technologies and meet smart people to improve my skills and build new technologies.

Web developer, with +2 years experience in web development for big European companies, founder of Wired.Africa.

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