In celebration of International Women’s Day Google has announced the establishment of 18 new Womenwill chapters in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For those that aren’t aware, Womenwill is an initiative which seeks to create economic opportunity for women. Womenwill helps women build their digital skill set by providing training and events for women to attend.

One of the main goals of Womenwill is gender equality.

“The gender gap could be solved if women have the same access to resources and skill acquisition sources as men. This is why we’re bringing the Womenwill chapters to South Africa and continuing our focus on diversity and gender equality into 2019 and beyond,” says Google South Africa head of communications and public affairs, Mich Atagana.

The addition of these 18 new chapters of the Womenwill initiative means there are now 25 chapters across Africa. There are now chapters in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Polokwane and Pretoria.

Through Womenwill we hope to enable South African women to take better advantage of the opportunities that mobility and connectivity bring so that they can improve their lives and the lives of those in their communities,” concludes Atagana.