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Thursday, October 9 • 12:00 - 13:00
Women in Tech: Yes, there are women in tech!

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WomeninTechZA human in charge Samantha Perry chairs a panel on the gender diversity gap in the tech sector, and how we can address it. 

 

Discussion points:

- 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".


Speakers
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Samantha Perry

Human in charge, WomeninTechZA
Samantha Perry is the human behind WomeninTechZA (womenintech.co.za) - an initiative that aims to help address the gender gap in the ICT sector. Only 23% of tech jobs are held by women in South Africa – out of 236 000 ICT (tech) roles, women occupy 56 000 of them. As a sector... Read More →


Thursday October 9, 2014 12:00 - 13:00 SAST
Main Room Sci Bono

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