Over the last few years, the internet has opened up a whole lot of economic channels that did not exist before. I would confidently stamp this because about seven years ago, I left formal employment and got full time into the gig economy as a digital content creator. I did not get into this as a part time hustle or even necessarily as a hobby though I love it. I got into it not only as my number one line of work, but as the only one. I would say so far so good, and that this being the economy of the future we need to lend it as much support as possible.
Bolt and Flourish Ventures are set to hold a webinar on Women and the Gig Economy. The webinar, which is aimed at highlighting opportunities that the gig economy presents to women will be held on Thursday the 25th of March 2021 and will focus on educating, encouraging more women to engage in gig work while addressing the specific challenges that women face in joining the gig industry.
Bolt is a leading taxi hailing platform and Flourish is a global fintech venture capital firm with strong focus on Africa.
Themed “Women in the gig economy: Opportunities and Challenges”, the webinar will seek to celebrate women in the gig economy, highlighting the opportunities while also addressing specific challenges that women face in joining the gig sector. The webinar will encourage discussion on what could be done to welcome more women to the gig economy with an emphasis on both business and government solutions to drive inclusion.
The webinar will feature Hillary Miller-Wise, Efayomi Carr, Dr Jane Munga a Policy Expert at the Ministry of ICT and yours truly Naomi Wanjiru, a media owner and women empowerment advocate.
Moderating the webinar will be TerryAnne Chebet, a former media and communications practitioner and now the founder and CEO of Keyara Botanicals who will share her insights on how she has managed to earn a living in the gig economy through her digital presence and profile.
People interested in getting more insight into the role that women are playing in the gig economy in Africa can sign up for the webinar here. The webinar will take place at 3 pm East African time on Thursday, the 25th of March 2021.