The Silicon Cape initiative is hosting a TechWomen networking event under the theme “Supporting the Next Generation of Women Tech Leaders” on Thursday, January 29 2015 in Cape Town.

The Silicon Cape Initiative, a non-profit, community owned, aims on assisting people with ICT ideas and entrepreneurs to avoid the many pitfalls associated with ICT start-ups in South Africa.

The organisation empowers the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

The speakers includes Techwomen Program Director, Arezoo Miot, Deputy Minister, Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Professor Mkhize and the Vice President of Engineering, Twitter, Nandini Ramani.

Silicon Cape also welcome the Techwomen Delegation of mentors from Silicon Valley and Techwomen Emerging Leaders from Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

“We look forward to welcoming a diverse audience as the event is not only aimed at women in tech, but rather anyone who has a keen interest in promoting women participation in technical fields,” according to TechWomen.

The event is scheduled for 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Inner City Cartel Ideas, 71 Waterkant Street in Cape Town.

Registration is essential.

Bolade Popoola Author

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