DUT student holds her first event as the Google’s Women Techmakers ambassador
Nombuso Msweli, an Information Technology student at the Durban University of Technology celebrated Women’s Day hosting an event that focuses on leadership and women in technology.
This DUT student was chosen as the Google’s Women Techmakers ambassador
The 21-year old’s first webinar titled ‘Reframe your mind for a career in Technology’ was hosted on Google Meet on Women’s Day. The final year ICT AppDev student says she wants to inspire other women to be involved in Technology.
“I will now accomplish one of my biggest goals and that is to work with women and host events to inspire and uplift females in my field of study,” said Msweli.
Msweli said this event was for female Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students and graduates.
The event focused on leadership and entrepreneurship for women in technology, the world for female programmers, volunteer work and learning extra skills, struggles faced by females during their studies and after graduating. The event included some other students in technology related studies including Computer Science.
Msweli’s biggest goal is to have Innovation Youth Centres to bring technology to rural areas and teach people news skills. She also plans to work with women-based organisations to uplift women in leadership and entrepreneurship.
Msweli said she has been involved in many projects since 2018 which include being an organiser responsible for leading women-based events in the Google Developers Group (GDG) Cloud Durban.