WomeninTechZA panel at Tech4Africa

October 6, 2014 in Events

Despite what you might think if you take a look around, there actually are women in the tech sector. And they’re not just in sales, marketing, or hiding behind a screen coding. They’re engineers, developers, BAs, project managers, founders, CEOs and most everything else.

Samantha Perry, co-founder of WomeninTechZA, an initiative that aims to address the gender diversity gap in the tech sector, will be chairing a panel on WomeninTech at Tech4Africa. Panellists Mich Atagana (managing editor, Memeburn), Ellie Hagopian (CEO, Nomosphere), Shana Kay (CEO, IntelliCred), Lisa Lyhne (executive director, Dariel Solutions) will share their thoughts and experiences, specifically around:

– Why are we battling to attract women to the tech sector? And why can’t we keep them here?
– Why do we need women in tech anyway? If they don’t want to be here we shouldn’t force them?
– How can we start framing the discussion so that we start solving the problem? Debate at present seems to be: “We need more women in tech.” “Ok”.

We look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t already, get your tickets here: www.tech4africa.com

Linterview with Samantha Perry on LinkedIn

September 25, 2014 in Media coverage
Samantha Perry, human in charge, WomeninTechZA

Samantha Perry, human in charge, WomeninTechZA

Connect-IT South Africa interviewed human-in-charge of WomeninTechZA live on LinkedIn this morning.

Topics addressed included the main challenge facing women in the sector in South Africa, how SA compares to the rest of Africa, and whether we’ll ever fix the problem, or not?

If you missed it, you can read the interview here: linkd.in/1BagfKz