International Women's Day Nairobi 2022

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About this event

International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It 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.

IWD is Women Techmakers annual event campaign where we aim to that create connections, educate and inspire, and recognize that we still have a ways to go to close the gender gap. 


Theme: #ProgressNotPerfection

This year our theme celebrates all kinds of progress - big or small - and the strength we demonstrate when we don’t let fear hold us back from following our dreams.

So often we hold ourselves to impossibly high standards and feel disappointed when we can’t reach them - or worse, we don’t even try. When we let the idea of being perfect go, we allow ourselves the space and freedom to try new things, to make mistakes and to learn. We see that all of our experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly - have made us who we are today. Instead of striving for perfection, we can strive for growth and discovery. Instead of being fixated on the destination, we enjoy the journey, wherever it takes us.

Our paths aren’t always linear, and we may come across seemingly impossible challenges, but when we celebrate #ProgressNotPerfection, we are celebrating all we’ve accomplished - big and small - and our inner strength and resilience that allowed us to get here.


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Hashtags: 

#ProgressNotPerfection

#IWD2022

#IWDNairobi2022

#Womentechmakers

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Speakers

When

Saturday, Mar 26
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EAT)

Hosts

  • Mercy Kwambai

    Mercy Kwambai

    Software Developer

  • Gladwell Gitaka

    Gladwell Gitaka

    WTM

    See Bio
  • Sandra Kuria

    Sandra Kuria

    WTM ambassador

  • Phyllis Atieno

    Phyllis Atieno

    GDSC Lead

  • Ann Rotich

    Ann Rotich

    Cyber Security Engineer

    See Bio
  • Daisy Okacha

    Daisy Okacha

    Data scientist

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Organizers

  • Mercy Kwambai

    Mercy Kwambai

    WTM Ambassador

    WTM Lead

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  • Louise Mercy Jillo

    Louise Mercy Jillo

    Interswitch Group

    Organizer - Party & Happiness

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  • Tabitha Kavyu

    Tabitha Kavyu

    Organizer - Communications & Crew

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  • Wayne Gakuo

    Wayne Gakuo

    Cobiro

    GDG Co-organizer & Crew

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  • Brian Ouma

    Brian Ouma

    Co-organizer

    Organizer - Brand & Creatives

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  • Ngesa Marvin

    Ngesa Marvin

    Safaricom

    GDG Organizer - 10x & Strategic Partnerships

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  • Cynthia Kamau

    Cynthia Kamau

    GDG Co-Lead & Program

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  • Reuben Kihiu

    Reuben Kihiu

    Safaricom

    GDG Co-Lead & Design

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  • Irene Onyango

    Irene Onyango

    GDG Co-Lead

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