Haiti is rapidly becoming a hotspot for tech and entrepreneurship and as such- women are making huge headways in the tech movement. Last year, Haiti Tech Summit announced the first official Women of Influence List – highlighting the nations leading pioneering women in business, media and technology. This year, we are highlighting the top women’s entrepreneurship and tech initiatives and events in the hopes that more women can join the movement in moving Haiti forward.
Fanm NètAlkole recently launched as a platform to promote the development of women in Haiti. The initiative was founded by Fabiola Coupet, Lorraine Hudicourt and Nathalie Marc-Charles Arias. The announcement has received huge support from the Haitian community and was recently featured in Le Nouveliste. They are scheduled to host the Boss Lady Haiti#powertalk on Thursday March 28th @6pmCafe36 RVP here www.facebook.com/cafe36haiti/.
WOMEN INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM
WITEP is hosting the largest tour of entrepeneurial bootcamps for women in Haiti. The tour dates are March 7-April 13th where a 3 day bootcamp will be hosted in each of Haiti’s 10 major regions. En partenariat avec l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis en Haïti, les boursiers du programme Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative* Altagrâce Michèle Maignan, Marie Flore Morett et Miguelito Jérôme lancent un accélérateur d’entreprises axé sur l’innovation et la technologie, destiné au renforcement des capacités des femmes entrepreneures des 10 départements d’Haïti. Ce programme intensif accueillera 20 femmes par départements en laboratoire entrepreneurial. Sign up here: http://www.witep.org/.
CCFEH/ SIFNUH PROGRAM
Daniella Jacques President of the CCFEH Women’s Chamber of Commerce and host of the SIFNUH International Women’s Tech Summit. Ccfeh, the largest network of business and professional women in the country. The #Ccfeh a young institution that makes the difference March 11, 2016-March 11, 2019 the largest network of women entrepreneurs and professionals. Since launch they hosted 2 Sifnuh (2017 & 2018) 2 Fefha (2017 & 2018), 7 Biznight, a hundred trainings, 2 business missions – wew (2017) & 2018), more than three hundred (300) members.
Women Pioneers Summit
Last year, the founder of Haiti Tech Summit- Christine Souffrant Ntim- hosted Haiti’s first annual Women Pioneers Summit. The program was to support and teach women in business, government and startups on how to build and monetize their personal brands. It was a full multi day series of free workshops – sharing tools for success in business and leadership. At the time, Christine was pregnant with her second daughter and hosted the session to empower more mothers to jump into tech and entrepreneurship. Sign up for the next session by joining the newsletter at www.haititechsummit.com.