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Women in Tech Conversations: International Women's Month Celebration
08 March 2021 14:00
International Women's Day is a global day when woman on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day, looking back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.
To mark this day, LexisNexis South Africa and Dell Technologies hosted will a panel discussion with 4 esteemed women in the tech industry who discussed the theme #ChooseToChallenge. Each of the panelist shared their stories of how and what they chose to challenge in their lives. Speaking of moments where they chose to stand up and have a voice, they also shared how they are now paying it forward to make it possible for other women to have the same opportunities.
Videsha Proothveerajh CEO & Chairperson of the Board, LexisNexis South Africa
Videsha is a corporate leader who stands at the forefront of the dynamic South African technology space. Prior to joining LexisNexis, she was the Data Centre Group Director for EMEA Territory and the GM for Intel. She was named the most influential Woman in Business and Government for ICT Africa. She was spotlighted by Forbes as a change maker in Africa. In 2017 Videsha was recognized as one of the 50 most inspiring women in... Read more
Kim Palmer Founder of On The Ball College, WeTrainICT and the newly launched Learn2Boom, online training portal
Kim Palmer is the award-winning founder of On The Ball College and WeTrainICT and the newly launched Learn2Boom online training portal. On The Ball College is accredited through MICT Seta and training partners with Microsoft, Oracle Academy, AWS, CompTIA, CertiPort and Pearson VUE Prometric, and gives teenagers and young adults from underprivileged backgrounds the opportunity to study critically needed IT skills that leads to employment through her work placement programme.Kim is also the chairman of... Read more
Nolu Mpekelana Founder and Managing Director for CodeNgwana
Nolu Mpekelana is an award winning technology professional. She is a Founder and Managing Director for CodeNgwana, an organisation that is focused on teaching kids how to code. Her main objective is to help the African child go digital through teaching computational thinking and coding to kids. She has 10 years’ experience in IT management from the financial services sector, institution of higher learning and mining. Her entry into the education and technology space was... Read more
Pebble Thabile Hlubi Managing Director at Kaleidocode Pivot
My name is Pebble Thabile Hlubi. I am the Managing Director at Kaleidocode Pivot, a company company I co-founded with Kaleidocode owners. We specialize in software testing, project management and software development. I am a Project Manager by profession with just over 10 years experience in the ICT industry managing network and infrastructure as well as software development projects.I am very vested and passionate about driving forward women and youth empowerment. Given the time and... Read more