To commemorate the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child, set for 11 October, and to shine a light on the immense potential of girls as drivers of progress and change globally, inDrive’s Aurora Tech Award (www.inDrive.com), in collaboration with the 2023 Aurora Tech Award Winner, Elizabeth Mwangi, is hosting a special event at St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The school, located in the heart of Nairobi, provides invaluable support to talented yet underprivileged youth hailing from the Kibera slum.
This year, the UN underscores the theme of “Digital Generation,” championing the cause of digital inclusion and literacy as powerful tools to unlock opportunities for girls in learning, earning, and leading. Elizabeth Mwangi stands as a shining example of this theme. Her innovative startup, which connects cleaners in Nairobi’s slums with employment opportunities, not only earned her this year’s prestigious Aurora Tech Award but also highlighted the growing number of female leaders boldly addressing Africa’s pressing challenges.
During her engagement with the girls at St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Elizabeth emphasized the power of curiosity in leveraging technology to develop solutions tailored for their local environment. Her startup has made significant strides in addressing a prevalent problem and establishing a profitable enterprise that fosters job creation.
Elizabeth shared, “Empowerment through technology isn’t just about connectivity; it’s about connecting with purpose. When we combine innovation with intention, we can transform communities from the inside out.”
Ekaterina Smirnova, Executive Director of the Aurora Tech Award, said, “Elizabeth’s achievements serve as a testament to what’s possible when we recognize and foster potential. The Aurora Tech Award doesn’t just honor these incredible founders but provides tangible support to help them further their visions. We’re committed to continually offering mentorship resources to amplify the success of our participants.”
For more information about the 2024 Aurora Tech Award visit: https://www.AuroraTechAward.com
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About Aurora Tech Award:
Aurora Tech Award is a non-profit initiative of inDrive, a global mobility and urban services platform. Today, inDrive is available in more than 40 countries, has been downloaded over 175 million times and was the second most downloaded mobility app in 2022. In addition to ride-hailing, inDrive provides an expanding list of urban services, including intercity transportation, freight delivery, task assistance, courier delivery and employment search services. inDrive is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with regional hubs in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the CIS countries, employing more than 2,700 people.
The Aurora Tech Award is an award for women tech startup founders whose projects have had a profound impact on global development. The objective is to support women in the field of advanced technologies, especially women entrepreneurs
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