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Day 1 Schedule

28 June 2019

Morning MC: Cathy Mohlahlana, Anchor, Newzroom Afrika

8:00 – 8:50

Registration and Networking

Schedule Item Body

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Keynote

Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister Department of Higher Education, Science & Technology

9:30 – 9:50

Closing the Confidence Gap

Iris Cupido, CEO, SABC Foundation

9:50– 10:00

Bathroom Break

Bathroom Break

10:00– 10:40

PANEL: Inspiring Girls of Color to Pursue STEM: Why Cultivating Belonging Matters

Moderator: Cathy Mohlahlana Lindiwe Matlali, Founder, Africa Teen Geeks Nomso Kana, Founder, Sun’ n Shields 84 Tech Ditebogo Kgomo, Director, National Nuclear Energy

10:45 – 11:00

Getting to Equal

Claire Wood, Managing Director, Innosys

11:00 – 11:30

Being Exponential – How to prepare for careers of the future.

Ashlene Van Der Colff, Group Chief Executive Officer MMI Holdings

11:30 - 11:45

The Future of Diversity & Inclusion is Calling

Monica Ares, Head, Innovation Technology Facebook

11:45 - 12:00

Mentor Magic Sessions

Mentor Magic Sessions

12:00 – 13:00




Afternoon MC: Thato Morobane, Digital Channel Manager, Momentum Mobile

13:00 – 13:15

How to Inspire Girls to Pursue STEM

Laila Khumalo, Grade 9 Africa Teen Geeks

13:15 – 14:00

PANEL: How Government and Basic Education is workinging equip girls for Technology Innovation

Seliki Thlabane, Chief Director, Maths, Science and ICT Curriculum Development Department of Basic Education Mmboneni Muofhe, DDG, Technology Innovation Department of Science and Technology

14:00 – 14:15

Bathroom Break

Bathroom Break

14:15 – 14:30

The Future is Female: Raising Girls to become Women in STEM

Gilberto Duarte, Programme Manager, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime

14:30 – 15:00

The Future is Female: Raising Girls to become Women in STEM

Eileen Brewer, Director, Symantec

15:00 – 15:30

An Unexpected Career: Lessons Learned Along the Way

Keynote: Minette Norman, VP Engineering Practice Autodesk

15:30 – 15:50

Magic Mentor Sessions

Magic Mentor Sessions

15:50 – 16:00


Dr Zweli Mkhize