Tomorrow is International Women’s Day 2022.
To mark it, Dell Technologies has teamed up with Wentors, a global organisation focused on increasing the rate of participation and retention of women in technology, to empower African women in technology, and CIO Africa’s women in tech leadership platform, HerNovation.
Wentors will be hosting this one-of-a-kind webinar facilitated by Reputation Management and Personal Branding Expert and TEDx Speaker, Lida Citroen. Citroen will train women on how to leverage personal branding to break popular biases as women in technology as part of her commitment to breaking the biases and stereotypes associated with women the industry. These are not just any old biases.
Unoma Adeyemi, Co-Founder, and COO of Wentors, stated that “Our programmes are changing people’s lives.” We are creating a world in which that young girl out there can be encouraged to aspire to and succeed in a role in the technology industry. That is the world we wish to create, and it is for this reason that our programmes exist.”
In alignment with the theme of the IWD 2022—Breaking the Bias—the theme of the event is Breaking the Bias Through Branding. The webinar is designed to teach women how to break stereotypes and existing biases about women in technology through personal branding. The session would consider the following popular biases in the industry:
- Equal Pay Bias
- Leadership Bias
- Motherhood Bias
- Beauty vs Competence Bias
- Racial Bias
- Diversity vs Inclusion Bias or debate
Citroën, an award-winning branding and reputation management expert who designs and enhances the identities of executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, is globally sought-after for her knowledge of personal brand development, reputation management, leadership communication, and online positioning. She’s also a professional TEDx Speaker and a LinkedIn Learning instructor.
Tune in at 12 PM WAT/2 PM EAT and be sure to register.
The combination of Dell Technologies and Wentors hinges on improving people’s lives. Dell, with its extraordinary capabilities, is advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives, and upholding ethics and privacy in everything she does. Her workforce values and celebrates diverse backgrounds, resulting in solutions that harness and amplify technology in the most meaningful ways believing in the power of technology to help solve complex societal challenges, from healthcare to education to a digital economy.
Meanwhile, in the last 18 months, Wentors has impacted more than 2,300 women in technology across an average of 40,000 hours of mentorship and is determined to provide mentorship opportunities for even more women across the African continent and other regions of the world.
With a growing number of over 3700 community members across four continents, Wentors is fast becoming the go-to organisation for women’s mentorship and personal development. Women at Dell Technologies, Safaricom PLC, Microsoft, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, The National Bank of Kenya, IBM, Deutsche Telekom IT RUS, Digital Transformation and Digital First BOB ICS, MTN, and other leading C-level female mentors and startup founders from around the world are among her ranks.
In a world recovering from a global pandemic, the organization led by former Microsoft colleagues EduAbasi Chukwunweike and Unoma Adeyemi is redefining access to mentorship for women in technology.
Wentors has established partnerships with African tech organizations such as Pwaniteknogalz, TechOps, CTN Tech Ghana, Afro Tech Girls, CIO, HerNovation, Ennovate Lab, She Code Africa, Akirachix, SheHacks Kenya, GDSC Mount Kenya and Technical University of Kenya, Africa Agility, and others since its inception in 2020. Outside of Africa, she has collaborated with organizations such as George Women in Stem, Women in Digital Switzerland, Latina Geeks, Women in Machine Learning Data Science, ThisAbility, H4K-IT, Girl Develop It, and others.
These collaborations have been critical in the drive toward the vision of mentoring 8 million women in technology by 2030, despite the fact that the company is still bootstrapped by its co-founders.
Don’t forget to register!