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Nowadays, there is so much drive for competence that the ability to be very productive is becoming more relevant to employers than the degree one graduated from the University with. When your degree gets you in the door, your competence level and transferable skills determine how valuable you are to remain there and grow professionally.

As African Women, our rights are becoming more recognized and society is beginning to give us more opportunities, gearing towards equal opportunities for everyone. Do you realize that one of the most relevant transferable skills you should have in this century is technology skills?

Most of the time, when people hear of acquiring technology skills, they automatically assume it will be a hard learn. This is not true, as technology does not need to be complex. Technology has evolved and has become so branched that there are so many specialties one can look forward to learning and specializing in.

Technology is simply the use of scientific knowledge for practical applications, whether in industry or in our everyday lives. So, basically, whenever we use our scientific knowledge to complete any task, especially with the use of any equipment, we’re basically using technology. Technology can range from industrial and manufacturing technology to medical technology, communications technology, among many other branches of technology, but the average definition lies in electronics technology which we make use of in our everyday lives.

Over the next few weeks, we are going to be discussing different parts of technological skills you can acquire, with a major focus on computer and data science, that can be informally learned at your leisure and that will give you an edge and equip you to become much more relevant as a woman in the African workspace and beyond.

The idea is to become very competent and indispensable. Transferable skills put you at the professional forefront and make you sought after. It gives you a wider growth berth from your peers.

To kickstart your learning process and also gather knowledge on the advantages of being a woman in the African technology space, network with other women who are already tech sensations in Africa and all over the world, you can register to be a part of the African Women in Technology Conference holding in Lagos, Nigeria, this weekend, on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of March, 2019.

All you need to do is register to reserve your seat at this link, then, come and be a part of this empowerment conference through.

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