Diana Wilson, CEO of Yielding Accomplished African Women (YaaW) has won the award for Female Innovator of the year at the Africa Tech Festival Awards 2021. The festival is the biggest and most influential tech event on the continent. The awards scheme is to honour individuals and groups making strides on the tech scene in Africa as a whole.
Africa Tech Festival 2021 began virtually from the 8th and will end on the 12th of November 2021. Along with its two anchor events, AfricaCom and AfricaTech, Africa Tech Festival is the largest and most influential tech event in Africa boasting more than 300 visionary speakers and over 10 premium conference tracks – each with razor-sharp focus, exploring the hottest connectivity and enterprise tech trends.
For 24 years, the festival has informed and connected business leaders, tech experts, policymakers, and investors, all at the forefront of Africa’s digital transformation, uniting tech and talent for socio-economic impact. Diana was nominated alongside Sylvia Mukasa and Sibongile Mogandi, fellow young women achieving significant feats across the continent.
Diana is the CEO of Yielding Accomplished African Women (YaaW.). Yielding Accomplished African Women is Africa’s premier nonprofit committed to digitizing and developing Africa’s best talent with a focus on women. Through Yielding Accomplished African Women has worked with over 2500 young women across the continent and are also purported to have the largest community of African female leaders in finance, machine learning/AI and software engineering.
She is a social entrepreneur, marketing strategist at Google, professional development coach, activist and global speaker. She was recognized as the ‘Next Black Female Mark Zuckerberg’ by Face2Face Africa. She has gone viral for her achievements via MTV and LinkedIn and is a published author, having been featured in We Will Lead Africa, a compilation of the stories of 32 top African female leaders today.