The tech industry is growing in Uganda, but there aren’t many women working in it. According to a 2022 report by the World Bank, only 17% of tech workers in Uganda are women. This is because women face challenges like unfair treatment, lack of education, and Preconceptions.
Gender bias is a big problem for women in tech. They are often treated unfairly and paid less than men. This needs to change.
Lack of education and resources is another issue. Women in Uganda are often poor and don’t have good access to education and resources, making it hard for them to enter and succeed in tech.
Preconceptions about women in tech are also a challenge. Some people still think that women can’t do well in tech, which discourages them from pursuing tech careers.
But there is hope for women in tech in Uganda. There are organizations that are helping women in the tech industry. They offer training, mentorship, and networking opportunities to help women improve their skills and careers. These organizations also work to raise awareness about gender bias and Preconceptions.
With the support of these organizations, more women can succeed in tech in Uganda. The tech industry is growing, and there are plenty of opportunities for women to get involved and make a difference. The government of Uganda is also committed to supporting women in tech with policies and programs.
The future looks bright for women in tech in Uganda. With hard work, dedication, and support, women can overcome challenges and succeed in the tech industry.