This month is #FemaleFounders month at Startup Grind. We are running the #SGWomen event series in partnership with Comcast.
Our speakers are Mbulelo Sochifa & Noluvuyo Mpekelana founders of ICT on Heels.
Join us as we hear their story and discuss the networking and empowerment platform created for women in ICT, through engagement with women in executive level positions or thriving entrepreneurs
About this event
Join us at Startup Grind Pretoria as we Celebrate Female Founders by hosting Mbulelo Sochifa & Noluvuyo Mpekelana from ICT On Heels.
ICT on Heels is a networking and empowerment platform created for women in ICT. It is a platform that will empower new entrants in ICT through engagement with their peers, women in senior management, executive level positions or thriving entrepreneurs. The close-knit network that this platform make it possible for young women to get guidance and stay motivated despite the daily challenges that face women in a male-dominated industry.
The main objective of ICT on Heels is to provide a support and guidance to women who have recently qualified or entered the field and women who want to grow into other areas within ICT. We do this through offering them a support system of mentors in the industry, who are there to support and help these young women navigate their careers.
While more women are now taking up courses in ICT, young scholars in the deep rural and some townships of South Africa are still not entirely informed about the possible career options in ICT. Our secondary objective is to ensure that such young scholars are exposed to technology and education regarding the possible career options. We do this through building ICT labs and hosting career days.
We also expose women to career options that are regarded as scarce careers within the discipline of ICT and help them remap their career paths through exposing them to technologies such as development, cyber security, business intelligence and many more.