DOT is proud to announce that DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara is the recipient of the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award.
DOT is proud to announce that DOT Rwanda Country Director Violette Uwamutara is the recipient of the 2013 Anita Borg Institute Change Agent Award. Violette was selected for her transformative work supporting women in ICT in Rwanda and East Africa. Under her leadership, DOT Rwanda is creating confident, young, local role models who train and coach their out-of-school, out-of-work peers and neighbours to become productive users of technology as they take charge of their personal development and livelihoods.
Violette is a passionate advocate for the role of women in Rwanda's future as an information technology and innovation hub in Africa. She is advancing the participation of Rwandan women in technology and introducing them to opportunities and careers in technology, entrepreneurship and socially responsible enterprise.
A role model for women in Africa, she deserves to be recognized and celebrated.
Violette will accept her award at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in October in the company of fellow women in technology change makers including Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Ana Pinczuk of Cisco.
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Rwanda
Harnessing the power of youth, DOT Rwanda transforms young people ("DOT Interns") to become leaders of change as they deliver information and communications technology (ICT) training in their own communities. DOT's unique youth-led programs empower people living in communities that are developing, in transition, or under stress with the confidence to use technology for entrepreneurial, community, educational, and personal development.
DOT programs equip community participants with tools and capabilities that will help them to advance their economic status by building successful, sustainable lievelihoods. The DOT Interns who facilitate programs are young graduates from Rwandan universities who act as trainers, mentors, and coaches in their own communities.
For more information: http://rwanda.dotrust.org
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute works to advance women in computer science and engineering roles globally. ABI provides resources and programs that help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and advance technical women to meet the growing global need for technology workers and to increase technological innovation. ABI programs inspire technical women, foster community and provide tools to help them develop their careers. The Institute works with industry partners to make the global technology workplace more welcoming to women.
For more information: http://anitaborg.org/