In Africa’s Education Technology (EdTech) industry, female founders are emerging as pioneers.
They are leading the way, bringing new ideas and reshaping the future of education on the continent.
The latest “At a Glance” series by Briter Bridges shows the significant contributions of women entrepreneurs in the EdTech sector.
The report reveals a notable increase in the presence and influence of female founders in the EdTech space.
Their ventures are securing substantial funding and are gaining attention for their transformative initiatives.
Among the top 10 highlighted founders are Nisha Ligon, Audrey Cheng, Lucrezia Bisignani, and Nyari Samushonga.
They showcase a diverse range of expertise and commitment to revolutionizing education.
Female Founders Bridging Gaps in Africa’s Tech Landscape
Nisha Ligon, co-founder and CEO of GetSmarter, has played a key role in the success of the South African-based company.
With a keen focus on professional skills development, GetSmarter has garnered substantial funding, contributing to the overall growth of the EdTech ecosystem in the region.
Audrey Cheng is the CEO of Moringa School in Kenya. She shows the impact of female leadership in nurturing STEM education.
Moringa School, with its equity funding of $9 million, has been instrumental in equipping students with the skills needed for the technology-driven future.
Lucrezia Bisignani is the founder and CEO of the Kenyan-based startup, Kukua. She has been a driving force in promoting entertainment based learning through the animation franchise Super Sema.
Her commitment to creating engaging educational experiences has resonated in the market and attracted funding for a culture of continuous learning.
Nyari Samushonga is the co-founder of WeThinkCode in South Africa.
She has championed inclusive coding education, which aims to bridge the gender gap in the tech industry.
WeThinkCode’s innovative approach has not only secured funding but also contributed to building a more diverse and inclusive tech workforce.
The report further emphasizes the need for increased support and recognition for female founders in the EdTech sector.
As these women continue to lead with resilience and vision, their ventures pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future for education in Africa.
As more EdTech companies are led by women, the industry is set to experience further transformative advancements, enhancing Africa’s educational scene.