The mission of the U.S.’s TechWomen program is to empower, connect, and support the next generation of South African women leaders in #science, #technology,#engineering, and #mathematics (#STEM) by providing them access and opportunity to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and become role models for women and girls in their communities.
Bara is the Project Head for The Barn #Khayelitsha at the Cape Innovation Technology Initiative (CiTi), which is an incubator in Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha. On Saturdays, she teaches school girls how to code at Girl-HYPE–a nonprofit organization), an organization she founded 12 years ago.
She says, “#TechWomen is what it is because of the mentors. Mentoring and encouraging young women will always be at the forefront of my agenda and helping impact women through GirlHYPE … I have already seen the benefits of TechWomen, with this year’s delegation trip to South Africa, and I would like to continue to leverage the relationships I form to make a difference back home.”
Read more about Bara here: https://www.techwomen.org/techwomen-mentees/baratang-miya