Past Event

Choose to Change - Inspiring Stories from Young Women in Technology

April 6, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Online Event Nairobi.

In recognition of International Women's month, Columbia Global Centers-Nairobi and Columbia Global Centers |  Rio in collaboration with Tech Dada powered by Tunapanda Institute and Organization of African Youth would like to celebrate young and upcoming women in tech.

These young women have stepped up and are determined to change lives by pursuing their dreams and honing their Tech Skills, which are traditionally regarded as masculine due to complexity. These young women have not only excelled in the skill but are also training other young women and men.

Join us for this empowering one-hour virtual event where we will shed light on women who innovate challenge and embrace technology.

Moderator Bio

Maureen Moraa

Maureen Moraa Mogoah has over 6 years of experience in working with youth from periphery communities such as Turkana and urban informal settlements like Kibera to cultivate a culture of learning, earning, and problem-solving. She is working as a program coordinator for 4 different non-profit organizations: Tunapanda Institute, Learning Lions, SomoAfrica, and Anapanda. Her key responsibility is integrating and streamlining the different avenues of work done by these organizations so that in collaboration they can address the lack of employment and income opportunities in informal settlements.

Special Guest.

Prof. Maria Luiza M. Campos

Professor and Researcher at the Computer Science Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Panelist Bio

Renice Owino

Fullstack Developer, Tech Enthusiast, Kids in Tech Empowerment.

Leticia Verona

PhD Candidate in Information Systems and Substitute Teacher at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Habiba Juma

Web Developer. Founder NYMF Initiative

Tabby Ayako

System Admin, and Tech Dada Mentor.

Ingrid Pacheco

Bachelor Candidate in Computer Science at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Mourine Apuu

Founder Apuuzawadi and Echwee Initiative, Web Developer.