When Africa has the youngest population in the world, with a median age of 19 years (as of March 2021, has citizens who are driving digital transformation and combatting cybercrime, especially on mobile devices, why is it that women in Africa are so under-represented in cybersecurity and tech with only 9% in cybersecurity?
In this conversation with Anna Collard, the Founder of Popcorn Training, a Senior Vice President of Content Strategy, and an Evangelist at KnowBe4 Africa, I want to know about the situation in Africa for women and girls.
- Why do girls and women have lower digital literacy?
- Why are they being given less access to internet-based technologies than men?
- Why are they being bypassed for digital opportunities?
- What are the biggest misconceptions about working in cybersecurity for women right now?
- Are we doing enough to transform things?
Anna sheds so much light on what’s going on in Africa for girls and women and provides useful insights for anyone starting out.
So, get comfy, pop in those earbuds, and get ready to hear what Anna has to say.
To get in touch with Anna, find her on LinkedIn at: https://linkedin.com/in/annacollard