The Rural Woman has been named one of four finalists in the Entrepreneurship category for a global Women In Tech Challenge. There were an additional 200 applicants selected across 4 categories, some of which include NASA, Paris Women in Machine Learning & Data Science, Apps and Girls, Tanzania and STEM Talent Girl.

The global Women in Tech Challenge will recognise initiatives that have helped improve diversity and promote women empowerment in STEM in 4 different categories, and will be rewarding success stories that can be scaled-up and replicated in all parts of the world.

The Rural Woman aims to reverse the trend of rural decline through the expansion and hosts The Rural Woman, which is a genuinely collaborative global online community connecting millions of rural women who support each other to realise their full potential.

CEO and founder Rebel Black is ecstatic with the nomination. “I want to also honour the rural women – our Members and community who have also believed in and backed The Rural Woman from the day it was launched and who continue to contribute their enthusiasm, love, wisdom, membership fees, advice and share their knowledge so freely and generously,” Black said.

Having started back in 2016, The Rural Woman aligns with the principles of STEM in that there is an urgent need to build a pipeline of skilled women if we want them to play an active role in the integrated areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “Through The Rural Woman we are learning, leading and loving each other and it’s beautiful to witness,” Black said

The winners will be chosen by an international jury of experts who will evaluate the impact of the project, the scalability and reproducibility of the initiative, as well as the originality and clarity of the project presentation.

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