Josephine Goube is a European entrepreneur she works for a non-profit, that is involved in empowering displaced women. For the past 12 years, she is been leading different organizations for social causes with human-centered purposes. In this article, let us learn more about her inspiring journey, the challenges faced, and along with her impact on society.
About Josephine Goube
Josephine Goube is the CEO of Sistech, founded in 2017. Sistech is a European non-profit company that empowers women refugees through access to tech and digital jobs. Josephine Goube was born and brought up in France her education began in a French institution and her higher education was done at the Paris Institute of Political Studies from 2006 to 2010. Her early life and education led to her interest in social and humanitarian work. Her research on social advocacy and urban planning led to her career in solving social problems.
Initially, she did an internship in advertising in New York while a master’s degree in LSE, and then from 2010 to 2016 she collaborated with Migrate, a start-up that helps people in applying visa for France, the UK, Germany, etc. In 2013 she was Co-Directing manager of Girls In Tech UK for empowering girls in technology. She was interested in guiding people on visas, the website had a traffic of 2 million visitors a month. In 2014 she found visitors looking for asylum status who were travelling from Syria to Europe. She thought about the people who were displaced as not their fault.
Then she met an editor in Europe, and both decided to solve the issues that is when The Techfugees organization was founded in September 2015, it is a global organization that uses tech solutions to support the displaced people. Goube is the CEO of The Techfugees and contributes to the success of the organization which has volunteers from 10 countries across five continents that aims to help suffering refugees with technology and their fulfillment. It also brings 18 cities across the world together with engineers, start-ups, NGOs, etc to empower the humanitarian sector using technology.
Later Goube continued her career in Sistech as CEO from 2018 till the present date, even she is playing a vital role in helping displaced women by qualifying them to grab tech and digital jobs. She conducted many programs and campaigns under her leadership one of them was the #TF4Women program in 2018. This was aimed, at the integration of refugee women in tech and digital jobs to help and up-bring their lives. In 2021 #TF4Women program was expanded to many countries and was able to serve four times women than before.
Recognition and awards
Josephine is been honored with many awards for her social work. She was awarded with Les Margaret Award for the year 2017-18 as a founder of The Techfugees. She is also known as “Women at the Top” in the UK by Marie Clarie for her success and boldness in 2015. She was on the list of Forbes 30 for 3 times and by Management Today she is named one of the “35 Women Under 35”.
Josephine from 2018 is one of the board members of the Norwegian Refugee Council. She served as an expert advising the European Commission on migration reforms regarding the Blue Cards from 2015 to 2020. Since 2022 she has been a Schmidt Futures fellow. She is also a fellow member of institutions like the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and the Royal Society of Arts.
Josephine Goube is an inspiration to today’s world where all people are bound by their life problems, she is working for social causes in helping the displaced people. Her idea of bringing technology and empathy to get a solution is very thoughtful. When we look at her journey it is more of a life lesson and human-centered morality. Her efforts are recognized by many organizations and her technological approach to solving social challenges is innovative and appreciated.