Connected African: Empowering Young Women Through Tech

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hosted by Purple

Masterclass Suite Water Corporation Road - Plot 5B VI Lagos

Nigerian women are significantly under-represented online. Less than 40% of Nigerian Internet users are female. This means that most women are missing out on the myriad advantages of being a ‘Connected African’.

Connected African: Empowering Girls With Tech is a masterclass panel featuring experts in technology and gender issues discussing tactics for improving gender representation online. The online offerings from Purple (Purple Academy and the Purple Social Network) will also be used as a case study to determine what needs to be done to make the online space more female-friendly.

Key Talking Points

  • The main factors that keep women offline and challenges for women navigating this space as either experts or users.
  • The strategies used to increase female presence online (including input by speakers on how to increase female participation based on their experiences).
  • Stories of how Purple’s digital presence has led to real changes for young people and how this can be amplified.

This masterclass is hosted by Purple – a movement for a 50:50 world that seeks to help young women and men reach their full potential and create a better society for everyone. Purple challenges negative attitudes around what women and men can and can’t do, and aims to give everyone the skills they need to succeed, regardless of gender. Find out more about Purple at


Venue & Location

Masterclass Suite

Water Corporation Road - Plot 5B
VI, Lagos

Social Media Week

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Connected African: Empowering Young Women Through Tech

Hosted by Purple

  • Chioma Agwuegbo


    Chioma Agwuegbo

    Social Media Strategist

    CC Consulting Services

  • Maya Horgan


    Maya Horgan



  • Seni Sulyman


    Seni Sulyman

    Country Director