Moving to Mastery: Women in Te

Moving to Mastery: Women in Tech and Digital Conference Johannesburg event announced

Following a hugely successful inaugural Women in Tech & Digital Conference in Cape Town, Useful & Beautiful and Women in Tech ZA have announced that the Johannesburg edition will be held on 10 July.

Moving to Mastery: Women in Te

The Women in Tech & Digital Conference in Cape Town was held on 12 June, at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Rondebosch. The event has now been confirmed for Johannesburg, with an all-female speaker lineup.

The event will give a platform to prominent leaders in the South African tech industry who don’t always get the opportunity in the heavily male-dominated arena. Founder Samantha Perry explains:

“[Women in tech] 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.”

Samantha Perry

Women in Tech and Digital Conference details

Venue and time

Venue: Outsurance Auditorium, Centurion.
Date: 10 July 2019
Time: 09:00 – 17:00


Perry will also chair the technology trends panel discussion. Topics on the agenda include artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and blockchain.

The panellists include Nedbank’s Data Scientist Pelonomi Moila, CEO of Bonsai Solutions Bianca Minnaar and Emerging Technology and Innovation Lead at Standard Bank, Naomi Snyman.

The event is organised by Useful and Beautiful, as well as Women in Tech ZA. Tickets are on sale now for an early-bird rate of R1 750. From 27 June, the normal price of R2 000 will apply. Ticket sales will close on 7 July.

Johannesburg speaker lineup

  • Anna Collard, Popcorn Training – a KnowBe4 company, founder and MD: Female entrepreneurship in Cyber Security
  • Ashnie Muthusamy – Group Talent Management at Sun International: Maintaining balance and flow
  • Barbara Mallinson – Obami founder and CEO: Oh, the lessons I’ve learned! My experiences as an entrepreneur in Africa
  • Darlene Menzies – CEO, Finfind: Taking risks, failing, and coming back strong
  • Gillian Ezra – Senior VP: Digital and Mobile Services, TRACE: How podcasts are becoming your new personal radio
  • Ingrid Lotze – Co-founder of Hers&His and join.the.dots: The death knell of stereotypes in the tech and digital worlds – finding creative ways to accommodate and take advantage of gender diversity.
  • Jacqui Mackway-Wilson – Go Social SA founder: How to get the best out of social media for your business
  • Kholeka Tsotsotso – CIO Development Bank of Southern Africa: My personal leadership journey
  • Lynette Hundermark – U&B co-founder and CPO: Integrating the Silos of Tech and Digital to create purposeful solutions
  • Rapelang Rabana – Founder and Chair of Rekindle Learning: Becoming a digital master – Beyond the technology
  • Samantha Wright – Founder of Tech Girl: From Blogger to global eSports Personality – Breaking the gender barriers in the gaming industry
  • Thandi Dyani – CEO of Impact Hub Johannesburg: Leading Social Entrepreneurship
Women in Tech conference Johannesburg
Image supplied – Row 1: Samantha Wright, Tech Girl, Darlene Menzies, Finfind, Samantha Perry, Women in Tech ZA, Rapelang Rabana, Rekindle Learning, Anna Collard, Popcorn Training Row 2: Pelonomi Moila, Nedbank, Naomi Snyman, Standard Bank, Kholeka Tsotsotso, DBSA, Gillan Ezra, TRACE, Thandi Dyani, Impact Hub Johannesburg Row 3: Jacqui Mackway-Wilson, Go Social SA Row 4: Bianca Minaar, Bonsai Solutions, Barbara Mallinson, Obami, Ashnie Muthusamy, Sun International, Ingrid Lotze, Hers&His and join.the.dots, Lynette Hundermark, U&B