One of the biggest express transport companies in the world, FedEx, has donated money to She Code Africa so that 100 women in Africa can get their tech careers off the ground.

 As part of this support, participants will learn tech skills, get career guidance, access resources, and maybe even have the chance to intern.

Cohort 1 of She Code Africa Academy Programme is about to begin, thanks to an inspiring initiative and a partnership with FedEx. SCA is a leading voice in the African tech industry. One hundred African women, ranging in age from 18 to 45, will be empowered in the fields of software engineering, product design, and product management through this 12-week intensive programme that will run from April to June 2024. The application period for its inaugural class has begun.

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The Impact She Code Africa has made

She Code Africa is an organisation that aims to support, encourage, and empower women in Africa who are working in the tech industry. The group has collaborated with FedEx to launch this programme, adding to its history of impact-driven initiatives.

Across 20 African countries, She Code Africa has engaged a community of over 40,000 members, empowered over 64,040 girls and women through various events and activities, and provided free training to over 7,000 individuals through academy training and scholarship programmes.

The managing director of FedEx Express Sub-Saharan Africa Operations, Natasha Parmanand, stated that FedEx is dedicated to ensuring everyone has equal opportunity. By partnering with She Code Africa, they can empower women in STEM to enhance workplace dynamics further and shape a brighter future. By working together, they are reiterating their belief that gender equality can only be advanced through ongoing change and improvement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Academy participants will have the rare chance to study software development as well as product design and management through She Code Africa’s School of Engineering and the School of Product.

What the program offers

This groundbreaking programme provides a versatile, online learning environment, allowing women from all over Africa to participate, no matter where they are. By gaining access to a supportive community, mentorship, and expert tutoring, participants will be empowered to launch successful careers in the tech industry.

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There is a lot more to learn than simply theory in the She Code Africa Academy Programme. With the help of technical tutors, career mentors, and available resources, it creates a dynamic learning environment. An exclusive opportunity awaits the most outstanding students in each track: a paid internship with the She Code Africa team for one month, during which they will work on engineering products and platforms with a social impact focus.

With the goal of eliminating gender inequality in technology, She Code Africa is reaching out to diverse groups of African women. The Academy Programme aims to provide participants with the self-assurance and competence they need to succeed in the dynamic technology industry.

The programme is set to begin in April 2024 and end in June of the same year. Submissions will be accepted beginning Monday, February 26, 2024. We are looking for African women who are enthusiastic about technology to apply. Get all the details and apply at