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Huawei Kenya launches Women In Tech Initiative

It aims to empower, connect and support current and future generations of women

In Summary

• Plan supports women to develop their interest, careers and leadership in STEM subjects

Huawei Kenya during the launch of Women In Tech Initiative
Huawei Kenya during the launch of Women In Tech Initiative
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Huawei Kenya on Friday launched its Women In Technology Huawei (WITH) Initiative.

WITH will take a more systematic approach to addressing women taking up technical careers. It aims to empower, connect and support current and future generations of women by providing them with role models, skills, opportunities and support to develop their interest, careers and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

Key targets announced at the event include doubling the number of young girls to be mentored and trained through CSR programmes; seeking to promote one third of women employees and train one half of women employees in 2019; increasing the proportion of trained female lecturers from 10-15 per cent and increasing the female students trained by 10 per cent.

Huawei Kenya CEO Stone He said he will personally drive this WITH Initiative. "It is very important that we can have more women in technology," he said.