All-female speaker line-up for tech, digital conference

by Lynette Hundermark, August 11, 2019

Useful & Beautiful and Women in Tech ZA joined forces to host the inaugural Women in Tech and Digital Conference Cape Town. and Johannesburg  in June and July this year. Featuring an all-female speaker line-up, the event was for anyone (women and men) already in the technology and digital space looking to master their skills. Tech and digital marketing are often seen as discrete sectors and part of what the event aims to do is bring them closer together – in discussion and in practise thereafter. We also wanted to touch on more complex topics like how to retain women in the sector and creative ways we can accommodate their responsibilities and roles outside the workplace, that often cause them to drop out of tech once they get married or have children, for example. This event was tailored to showcase the high degree of skills and expertise we have in the tech sector, and specifically among women in tech, who are very under-represented at events as speakers and delegates. That said, and while the name and content are tailored to women delegates, we wanted to make it clear the conference is for everyone.  Both events were received with high praised and was noted for being both “inspirational and educational”.

Listen to a podcast here on Cape Talk With Mpho Molotlegi : https://omny.fm/shows/capetalk/useful-and-beautiful#sharing

 

Listen to Lynette on SAFM with Lizette Khan, encouraging more women in tech on the “Talking Point” https://soundcloud.com/lynetteah/the-talking-point-24-may-encouraging-more-women-in-tech

 

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