Inaugural Women in Tech & Digital Conference headed for Cape Town next month

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In the middle of June Useful & Beautiful together with Women in Tech ZA will host a conference with an all-female speaker line-up.

The Women in Tech & Digital Conference will be taking place on 12th June at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

The event welcomes all genders though and we’re rather curious about it as it’s aiming to bring tech and digital marketing together.

“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 want 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,” says Useful & Beautiful founder and chief executive officer, Lynette Hundermark.

Tickets for the conference are available now for a discounted price of R1 750 through the Useful & Beautiful website. Attendees are also asked to bring a donation of a toy, clothing or a handbag that will be given to Sisters Incorporated. Sisters Incorporated is a safe house for abused women and children.

The list of speakers so far includes:

  • Anna Collard – Popcorn Training founder and MD
  • Aisha Pandor – SweepSouth co-founder and CEO
  • Birgitta Cederstrom – Frost & Sullivan Global Commercial Director, Growth, Innovation and Leadership
  • Barbara Mallinson – Obami founder and CEO
  • Jacqui Mackway-Wilson – Go Social SA founder
  • Lorraine Steyn – KRS founder and CEO
  • Lynette Hundermark – U&B co-founder
  • Samantha Perry – Women in Tech ZA co-founder

“This event is 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 want to make it clear the conference is for everyone,” Women in Tech ZA co-founder Samantha Perry said in a statement.

There are plans to bring the event to Johannesburg later this year according to Hundermark, but if you’re in Cape Town we think this event will definitely be one worth attending.

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Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.