Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: Shopify’s Serena Ngai interviews Kijoli Mjombo, Tanzania

It’s Girls in ICT Day! We’re celebrating by featuring the incredible work of young innovators who are tackling the gender digital divide in their communities and countries. Young people with social enterprises focused on girls in ICT will be interviewed by influencers, supporters, and advocates from the private sector about their initiatives, impact, and inspiration.

In this video, Serena Ngai, UX Lead at Shopify, interviews young social innovator Kijoli Mjombo from Tanzania. Kijoli offers digital skills training in her community.

About Kijoli Mjombo

Kijoli Mjombo is an Information and Communications Technology graduate, and a proud woman in tech. Currently planning the launch of her first social enterprise social enterprise, Kijoli wants to empower girls from low-resource primary schools with technology skills and knowledge. Kijoli is also a #DOTYouth who runs digital literacy programs for marginalized young women in her community.

About Serena Ngai

Serena Ngai is a UX lead at Shopify, building products that help grow their business. 

About Girls in ICT Day

International Girls in ICT Day, an initiative led by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider car​eers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of April. 

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