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Girl Geek Summit 2019

 

What is Girl Geek Summit?

The #GirlGeekSummit brings together South African and Silicon Valley top leaders to engage in speeches, panel discussions, one-to-one career coaching, and workshops around STEM entrepreneurship to expose and inspire 100 high school girls to pursue STEM careers.


Statistics from Unesco show only 35% of women make up STEM students in higher education globally. Only 3% of women entrepreneurs start information and communications technology businesses, compared to 11% for men. We also know that only 10% of venture dollars globally between 2012 and 2017 went to start-ups with at least one woman founder.


This event will also sow the entrepreneurship seeds for these girls while they are still young, inspiring them to see themselves as future entrepreneurs. 

 
 

Our Speakers

 

Hon.  Buti Kgwaridi Manamela

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology

Mr. Buti Kgwaridi Manamela is the current Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Technology, having previously served as the Deputy Minister for Planning and Monitoring in the Presidency since 26 May 2014. He formerly served as SASCO Deputy President (2001) whilst reading for his National Certificate, N5 (1998-2001) in Electronic Engineering. He also read for an Honours Programme in Public Administration (2008). He served on the South African Communist Party leadership band as National Secretary of the Young Communist League (2003), Ex Officio Central Committee (2003-to-date) and Ex Officio Politburo SACP (2003-to-date). He has been an ANC Member of Parliament since 2009.

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