Wannabe girl coders in Cape Town got programming lessons straight out of Silicon Valley when they were visited by women from some of the world’s biggest technology companies yesterday.

The group of about 40 women, including professionals from companies Symantec, Juniper Networks and social media giant Twitter, are part of a touring US-based initiative called TechWomen, who visited Cape Town yesterday.

The initiative is a mentorship programme that supports women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem). TechWomen is in South Africa to discuss women’s roles in information, communications and technology with leaders in the sector. – The Times, http://goo.gl/TTLSsy