Women keen disrupt male dominated ICT sector

July 24, 2017 4:42 pm13 comments

Standard Bank Top Women ConferenceBy GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG– THE forthcoming Standard Bank Top Women Conference  scheduled for next month would explore strategies how women can thrive in male-dominated industries.
The event is scheduled for Johannesburg on August 16-17.
World-renowned South African HIV/Aids research pioneer Doctor Glenda Gray and Deputy Minister in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams, will be amongst the high-profile speakers.
The annual conference draws together respected business leaders who are passionate about embodying and driving gender empowerment in Africa.
The programme showcases some of the most successful stories and strategies being implemented around the advancement of leadership roles for women and networks decision makers who are serious about economy-wide progress: empowerment experts, academics, government representatives and CEOs.
Aside from the quest for 50/50 gender parity, the dawn of a golden era for Africa’s entrepreneurial women and a focus on mentorship between the icons and the up-and-comers of business and industry, one of the key hot buttons being pushed at this year’s conference is the notion that digital prowess is no longer the domain of men.
In tune with the global trend, more and more South African women are upskilling and powering ahead to take up senior data management, I.T. systems and programming roles.


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