Women in ICT


Time Slot

Programme Item


8:00am – 9:00am

Reception & Registration

9:00am – 9:10am

Opening & Welcome by MC
Welcome Message by Tilly Reddy (CCT) and Mary Carelse (On the Ball)

9:10am- 9:40am

Zimkita Buwa (Britehouse)

"What I wish I knew before entering the world of work - Dare to Be Different!"

9:45am – 10:10am

Liudmyla Shulga

"Redefining Self: Women in today's world"

10:15am – 10:40am

Dr Cherise Dunn

"Futureproofing South Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution"


Entertainment / Tea Break



11:20am – 11:40am

Elsabe Hart (Microsoft)

"Vision for your Future"

11:45am – 12:05am

Shannon Ryan (Oracle Academy)

"Explore IT"

12:10am -12:30pm

Rumbidzaishe Maisva (Womandla / Code for Cape Town)

"The Journey to IT"

12:35pm -13:10pm


Panel Discussion

"The Balancing Act & Tipping the Scales"


·Grace Sikhosana (CompTia)

·Kim Palmer (On the Ball College)

·Farhaana Allie (African Ideas)

·Elizabeth Walters (City of Cape Town)

·Llewellyn Scholtz (Genesis)

·Megan Jacobs (Microsoft)

  13:10pm – 13:20pm Introduction to Hubs / direct guests to registered hubs


13:20pm – 14:20pm

Lunch / Entertainment


14:25pm – 15:25pm


Break Away Hub Sessions

· Workplace Hub

· Studies Hub

· SmartCape Career Portal

15:25pm – 15:40pm

Way Forward & Prize Giving

15:45pm – 16:00pm

Closing & Vote of Thanks