Ladybrille Woman Alum Nkem Begho on how Women are Perceived as “Geeky and Manly” in the Tech Industry

Nkem BeghoLadybrille Woman Alum Nkem Begho is profiled in Memeburn, a digital publication focused on the technology industry, and she has a lot to say about how women are perceived as “geeky and manly” in the technology space.

“Women in tech are thought to be geeky and manly. They are thought to have no fashion sense and probably all wear nerd glasses. I find that women in tech are perceived as unsexy, however I believe that your profession has nothing to do with how you look or who you are as a person.” — Nkem Begho 

Where are the women in tech? Who are the women building technology or working in technology in Africa? These questions and many more are asked on a daily basis. When it comes to technology in Africa, the general consensus is that women are not present. We beg to differ.

Africa has a range of women working and building cool technology for the continent and the world. To answer the above questions we are launching a new article series that highlights Africa’s tech women: Women who work in technology, women who build technologies and women who are passionate about what technology can do for Africa.

Memeburn has the full story.

Photocredit: Nkem Begho

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Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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