International Women's Day 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Southern Africa GDGs (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe) will be hosting a joint mini-conference with the theme "Courage to Create". Join us for inspiring talks, fun workshops, and learn from top women in tech about their journeys to the top.

Mar 27, 2021, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Key Themes

Career DevelopmentInclusionMachine LearningMobileWomen Techmakers

About this event

International Women's Day marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

For the past 9 years, Women Techmakers has celebrated IWD throughout the months of March and April. In 2020, in spite of a global pandemic and quick pivot to virtual, WTM Ambassadors reached over 80,000 worldwide through our IWD campaign #TogetherWeRise.

In 2021, we hope to inspire even more women and allies across the globe in partnership with you! We are also excited to extend the WTM IWD campaign to our GDG communities, in an effort to work towards gender parity and equity in tech together.

NOTE: This event is a joint effort between GDG Gaborone and seven other Southern African GDGs (Johannesburg, Polokwane, Pretoria, Soweto, Durban, Harare, and Cape Town.) You'll be redirected to GDG Johannesburg for signup but please make sure to also join your local chapter to stay in touch.

When

When

Saturday, March 27, 2021
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Welcome
Keynote: How to be productive while being stressed with Irina Shikhman (Google)
Own Your Space - Public Speaking Workshop with Debby Kay Dewes
Getting started with Jetpack Compose with Maia Grotepass
Panel discussion
Lunch break
Painting with coffee and ink workshop with Lauren Nel
ntro to AI Design and Development with TensorFlow workshop with Tlamelo Makati
Social Media and Marketing with Sarah Jane Scott
Goodbye

Speakers

  • Irina Shikhman

    Google

    Software Engineer, Tech Lead

  • Debby Kay Dewes

    DK Editing / 1 Act Productions

    Wordsmith / Founder

  • Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    Android Engineer & Tech Lead

  • Tlamelo Makati

    GDG Gabarone

    Lead

  • Lauren Nel

    Luno

    Illustrator and Product Designer

Panelists

  • Vimbainashe Laura Nhira

    Snr. Software Engineer

  • Lebogang Madise

    Microsoft

    Developer Audience PMM

  • Rebecca Franks

    Over by GoDaddy

    Android Lead

  • Jacqueline Fouche

    Superbalist

    Head of UX

  • Tumi Sineke

    Offerzen

    Mentoring Programme Designer & Head of OfferZen Foundation

  • Debbie Rogers

    Praekalt.org

    Managing Director

Hosts

  • Pamela Hill

    Over by GoDaddy

    Android Engineer

  • Mbalenhle Ndaba

  • Vusi Moyo

    Takealot

    Android Engineer

  • Potsane Mohale

    Luno

    Senior Android Engineer

  • Sylvia Dieckmann

    Engineering Manager

  • Maia Grotepass

    Luno

    Android Engineer & Tech Lead

  • Vuyo Mhlotshane

    Container Solutions

    Cloud Native Engineer

Organizers

  • Brandon T. Bande

    Organiser

  • Ruvimbo Delia HAKATA

    Organiser

  • Ruvimbo Mambinge

    WTM Ambassador