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Women In Tech

SPONSORED: Women in Tech is an international organisation with a double mission: to close the gender gap and to help women embrace technology.

We want to empower 5 million women and girls by 2030, meeting 5 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls, quality education, Entrepreneurialism, Science and Innovation and Social Inclusion.

“Women are Tech’s most untapped resource. According to Eurostat, just 17% of people in STEM roles across Europe are female, and only 5% of leadership positions in the industry are held by women. Not only is creating diverse teams ethical, and will drive more economic growth, but future proofing the job opportunities of women will ensure sustainable communities worldwide.”

Ayumi Moore Ayoki, CEO of Women in Tech Global Movement www.women-in-tech.org.

With over 34000 members in over 15 chapters globally, Women in Tech is a network of women that take action to create impactful programmes (coding camps, bursaries, empowerment), webinars, summits, workshops, mentorship programmes, “pitch your project” opportunities, and so much more!

We have launched our new platform where you can join and actively take part in many free events https://women-in-tech.net.

The Women in Tech South Africa chapter was launched in March this year by Melissa Slaymaker, Ambassador for Women in Tech, as well as Erika Reeves and Hwalani Mabaso, Boardmembers. Reshelle Naidoo is the Youth Ambassador. The aim is to shine a light on Women in Tech in South Africa and to contribute on an International level. We hope to create access, education, funding, and even job opportunities to more women who seek to start a business or have a career in technology.

On the 2nd of December this year we are having our 3rd edition Global Women in Tech Awards and representing South Africa is Lillian Barnard, MD of Microsoft SA. She will be one of the esteemed judges and presenting the Most Impactful Initiative Award. We are excited to have a few nominations from South Africa as well, which is great!

To get in touch with Women in Tech SA – you can contact Melissa@women-in-tech.org.

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