Cape Town – "Every time I hear a young woman saying 'I’ve designed my own website and I’ve written an app', it makes me so proud," says Baratang Miya, founder of GirlHype.
GirlHype is a non-profit organisation which is focused on getting women into science, engineering, technology and maths (Stem). "Though we are focusing on stem, we also get girls to do software programming, coding," Miya told Fin24.
Miya says 12 years ago, when GirlHype was formed, there was already a need for women in tech, but she believed it was a "pipeline issue" then. "Increasing that pipeline of women in Stem was the key," she says.