The Herald (Harare)

22 July 2013

Zimbabwe: Women in ICT Meet Tomorrow

THE Computer Society of Zimbabwe will tomorrow host a discussion on issues affecting women in the information communication technology sector.

The discussion will run under the theme, "Women in ICTs - Challenges and Opportunities".

In a statement, the society said the event will be addressed by some of the leading women in the local ICT sector who have also been challenged and inspired by other successful women worldwide.

"The event will be facilitated by some of the leading women in the ICT sector in Zimbabwe, among them X-Pert Solutions managing consultant Joyce Benza, Computer Society of Zimbabwe deputy director Viola Dondo, Premier Service Medical Aid Society ICT manager Margareth Ziramba, while lawyer Rumbidzai Dube will be the guest speaker," read the statement.

Focus of the event will be on the challenges being faced by women in making a breakthrough in the field of ICT that has for long been male dominated.

"Considering that the facilitators are women shows that the ICT field is for everyone and much can be done from every angle.

"Opportunities will also be discussed in relation to how the girl child can be better prepared for a career in ICT leadership, software and network engineering and many other facets of ICT," added the statement.

The event comes at a time the society is undergoing transformation with a possibility of rebranding to ensure that it operates professionally while achieving its set targets and objectives that include ensuring the ICT person remains relevant.

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