Shaping Tomorrow: The Inspiring Stories of the Women of the BongoHive Tech Consultancy

In the dynamic realm of technology, where innovation knows no bounds, the voices and contributions of women stand as pillars of progress. As we celebrate Women’s History Month under the theme “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” it’s paramount to delve into the inspiring journeys of the remarkable women who are not only breaking barriers but reshaping the narrative of gender equality and inclusion in the tech industry.

Enter Zoe Kuyanda, Sarah Mwendwa, Choolwe Lubinda, and Chawanzi Ng’uni – the trailblazers of BongoHive Consult’s Tech unit, whose journeys epitomise empowerment, resilience, and hope.

Zoe Kuyanda: From her formative years, Zoe was drawn to the enchanting world of programming. Her journey commenced with the simple act of crafting lines of code, which evolved into a fervent passion for creating solutions to real-world problems. Fueled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a steadfast commitment to social responsibility, Zoe’s trajectory led her to the forefront of tech consultancy at BongoHive. As a leader within the team, Zoe’s visionary approach infuses every project with purpose, driving not only technological innovation but also fostering societal impact. Her journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance, inspiring women everywhere to pursue their dreams fearlessly.

“Technology is not just about code; it’s about using innovation to make a meaningful impact on society.” – Zoe Kuyanda

Sarah Mwendwa: For Sarah, the journey into the tech world commenced with a single high school ICT class that ignited her passion for programming. Fuelled by an innate curiosity and an unwavering determination to tackle diverse challenges, Sarah found herself drawn to the dynamic environment of consultancy. Her path, though marked by obstacles, is a testament to resilience and determination. Sarah envisions a future where women in Lusaka, Zambia, play pivotal roles in tech consultancy, driving empowerment and equality. Her journey serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring others to overcome obstacles and carve out their place in the tech industry.

“In the world of tech, obstacles are just opportunities in disguise. It’s how we navigate them that defines our journey.” – Sarah Mwendwa

Choolwe Lubinda: From a school trip to ZASTI to the bustling community of BongoHive, Choolwe’s journey is characterised by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a burning desire to effect positive change. Her passion for bringing UI/UX prototypes to life and championing women-focused projects underscores her dedication to fostering gender diversity within the tech sphere. Through initiatives like Standard Chartered Women In Tech, Choolwe is paving the way for more women to excel in tech. Her journey is a testament to the power of curiosity and commitment, inspiring women everywhere to embrace their potential and forge their own paths.

“Curiosity fuels innovation, and passion drives change. Embrace your potential and let your journey unfold.” – Choolwe Lubinda

Chawanzi Ng’uni: Chawanzi’s love for creation and her desire to uplift others propelled her into the world of tech Her meticulous attention to detail and her insistence on quality set the standard for excellence within the team. Chawanzi’s advocacy for equal opportunities regardless of gender underscores her commitment to creating an inclusive tech ecosystem. Her journey is a testament to resilience and perseverance, as she navigated through challenges to pursue her passion in the tech industry. Chawanzi’s story serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring women everywhere to break barriers and pursue their dreams unapologetically.

“Inclusivity isn’t just about opening doors; it’s about ensuring that everyone has a seat at the table. Together, we can create a tech ecosystem where everyone thrives.” – Chawanzi Ng’uni

These remarkable women embody the spirit of Women’s History Month, advocating for equity, diversity, and inclusion at every turn. Their journeys are not just stories of personal triumph but also beacons of hope for future generations of women in tech. As they continue to push boundaries and challenge norms, they inspire a new era of empowerment and opportunity in the tech industry.

BongoHive Consult’s TECH unit stands as a testament to the power of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation. Through their collective efforts, Zoe, Sarah, Choolwe, and Chawanzi are not just changing the face of young women in tech they’re shaping the future of the industry itself.

Their journeys are a testament to the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and resilience, inspiring women everywhere to embrace their potential and rewrite the narrative of gender equality in the tech industry.