Founder of the African Women Power Network (AWP), Mary Olushoga has created a platform for small business owners and tech entrepreneurs to gain insight and skills to bolster their Africa-based ventures. Working with women and girls, AWP also puts a focus on youth support. Olushoga recently visited AFKInsider‘s studio for an interview where she discussed further the importance of nurturing women, girls and youth in ICT, getting government support for start-ups, as well as visiting Africa to propose effective solutions to the continent’s problems.
“I’m really a believer that if you can engage people at a younger age their future will be much different. We don’t have to wait until people graduate from college or a university before we start introducing to them what technology can do,” Olushoga said in the final part of the interview.
“Most people think that girls are just lagging behind because they want to or whatever, but I think the educational system sort of affects why most girls are not in ICT,” she added.