International Women's Day Nairobi 2022

IWD Nairobi 2022 is Here! We come together to celebrate all the women and the impact they make in the community. Venue:iHub, Senteu Plaza Time: 9AM-5PM. THEME: #ProgressNotPerfection

Mar 26, 2022, 5:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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International Women's Day

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

#Google


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When

When

Saturday, March 26, 2022
5:00 AM – 2:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Arrival of attendees
Introduction/Icebreaker
Keynote by Grace Kihumba
US4HER Info Session
Breaking the Bias in Tech as a Woman by Rose Oketch
The GDE Program
Adding De-light to Design by Bethany Jepchumba
Co-routines: When to use and when to avoid by Karan Balkar
Personal Branding in tech by Maragret Kamau
Blockchain, Web3 and NFT by Vincent Sipoi
Why Machine Learning Projects fail in Production by Joy Linda
Cloud it Right with GCP by Phyllis Atieno
Lunch break
She Code Africa Info session
Ice-breaker/kahoot
Imposter Syndrome by Nancy Muriithi
WTM Panel Session
Cake/Closing Remarks
Networking and Games

Speakers

  • Bethany Jepchumba

    Microsoft

    Cloud Advocate

  • Margaret Kamau

    Kaesim Cybersecurity

    Information Security researcher & Writer,

  • Vincent Sipoi

    nGeni IO

    Development Operations Director

  • Phyllis Atieno

    Technical University of Kenya (TUK)

    Google Developer Student Club Lead

  • Grace Kihumba

    Google

    Technical Program Manager, ChromeOS.

  • Karan Balkar

    LTI

    Team Lead,

  • Wayne Gakuo

    Frontend Engineer

  • Rose Oketch

    Moringa School

    Technical Mentor

  • Joy Linda

    Elewa

    Software Enginee

  • Nancy Murithi

    -Shehacks KE

    Cybersecurity Engineer and programs coordinator

Hosts

  • Mercy Kwambai

    Software Developer | WTM Ambassador

  • Gladwell Gitaka

    WTM

  • Sandra Kuria

    WTM ambassador

  • Phyllis Atieno

    GDSC Lead

  • Ann Rotich

    Cyber Security Engineer

  • Daisy Okacha

    Data scientist

Partners

iHub logo

iHub

Us4Her logo

Us4Her

She Codes Africa logo

She Codes Africa

Moringa School logo

Moringa School

Organizers

  • Irene Onyango

    Organizer

  • Wayne Gakuo

    Sky.Garden

    GDG Co-organizer & Crew

  • Ngesa Marvin

    Safaricom PLC

    Organizer - Strategic Partnerships, Content & ML

  • Cynthia Kamau

    Software Engineer | Programs Lead | WTM Ambassador

  • Rachael Kimberly Msabeni

    WTM Ambassador

    UX Developer

  • Brian Ouma

    GDG Organizer

    Media & Designs