Leigh-Ann Fowle

November 7, 2014 in Founder, Profiles
Leigh-Ann Fowle, Girl Geek Dinners & The Written Word

Leigh-Ann Fowle, Girl Geek Dinners & The Written Word

Name: Leigh-Ann Fowle

Designation: Copywriter, Content Creator

Company: Girl Geek Dinners and The Written Word

What do you do every day? My day job is as a copywriter. Basically, I create content for clients, the majority of which is for digital channels. My passion project is Girl Geek Dinners, which I run together with my partner Kirsty Sharman. Girl Geeks is a networking event for women in tech.

How did you get into the tech space? When I started freelancing, I was looking for networking opportunities for women in tech and I just couldn’t find any! I found out about Girl Geeks and I started the JHB branch in 2011. Girl Geeks is a worldwide phenomenon, with chapters in 99 cities.

What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? That you can do whatever you put your mind to doing, provided that you are willing to work hard. Some of the most talented people I know didn’t start off in the career that they ended up in.

What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the tech sector? Go for it! It is an exciting industry with great growth potential and new things happening every single day. And build up your network – it’s important.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? Knowing that I get to create content for some inspiring brands and the opportunity to learn on a daily basis.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? A superhero, one that has it all!

Find me on:
Twitter: @leighfowle
Blog: girlgeeksofjhb.co.za
Website: www.thewrittenword.co.za
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=99770427&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Thandiwe Mblangwe

September 3, 2014 in Profiles, Technical
Thandiwe Mblangwe, BCX

Thandiwe Mblangwe, BCX

Name: Thandiwe Mblangwe

Designation: Senior Field Technician

Company: Business Connexion: CEB Maintenance

What do you do every day? I support Woolworths stores on desktops, tills, servers and printers on software and hardware.

How did you get into the tech space? I got into the field after I spoke to a friend that was doing it yet didn’t enjoy it. I approached her manager, then when she resigned he gave me a chance and I’m forever grateful to him.

What is the best advice anyone gave you? Never be afraid to ask for help if you don’t know.

What advice would you given someone wanting to get into the tech sector? I would advise them to have an open mind and be a people person because users can make your life easy when you are friendly.

What motivates you to get out of bed everyday? My kids motivate me to do more for their future.

Who do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know any other ladies in the field who I can say I look up to so I usually motivate other ladies to join me. I am tired of being alone in meetings with guys. Even the uniform is manly.

Find me on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thandiwe.mblangwe
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mblangwet