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Inspired by the New Iron Man, Some Frank Talk from Female Techies

The lack of diversity in the fantasy world of comics helps to explain why so many fans were excited by the announcement of Riri Williams as a New Iron Man and successor to the billion-dollar tech businessman Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Junior on the big screen). The importance of Williams, a black 15 year-old female and MIT student, donning an Iron Man suit shouldn't be underestimated in a world where girls and young women still feel intimidated by technology. Inspired by Williams, here is some frank advice from women working in GE about what it means to be female and working in technology. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

If you’re a fan of the Marvel superhero world, you’ll already have noticed that the next Iron Man is a black woman... Her importance shouldn’t be underestimated in a world where girls and young women still feel intimidated by technology and need even fictional role models to show them that anything is possible and no field is taboo.

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Zeenith Ebrahim. As CEO of GE South Africa Technologies, a joint venture between GE Transportation and the Mineworkers Investment Company, Zeenith Ebrahim has to make sure GESAT delivers on one of the largest-ever transportation deals GE has concluded outside the United States.

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