Our current series features interviews by a character named Spiffy, with founders working on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For December, the focus is on SDG 5 – Gender Equality and SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities. There is so much at stake, so let’s see what’s being done!
Hi everyone! I’m Spiffy, your interplanetary journalist reporting from Planet Earth with an eye on entrepreneurs making a difference on climate change. Today I’m interviewing Anie Akpe, founder of African Women In Technology.
Spiffy: Hi Anie, I’m quite excited to hear about your work! Can you tell me what challenges you have uncovered and how you’re trying to address them?
Anie: Thanks so much for having me, Spiffy! Did you know that women play a major role in growing Africa’s economy through entrepreneurship?
Anie: Yes! Women’s contribution to business in the areas of craft, agriculture, personal services and retail