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Welcome August, welcome Women’s Month

Diversity is being invited to the party; Inclusion is being asked to dance. Celebrating Women in Tech!


This month we invite you on the learning path of women in technology. We are learning from the past trailblazers and the female workforce of today, paving the way for the young leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

Why do we celebrate Women’s Month in August?

In South Africa, we commemorate Women’s Month in August as a tribute to more than 20 000 women who marched to the union building on 09 august 1956. To protest the extension of Pass Laws on women.

 

Women with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including Indians, Blacks, Coloureds and Whites, came together to march and protest against the harsh pass laws. This is where we saw influential female leaders come in and take center stage, Helen Joseph, Sophia Williams, and Lillian Ngoyi.

 

This historic march in 1956 played an integral role in pointing out the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Women from all walks of life came together and became equal partners fighting for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

 

 

You may even ask why celebrate women in technology? 

Women currently hold 19% of tech-related jobs at the top 10 global tech companies; we need to celebrate these pioneers and bring attention to them. Showcase these exceptional leaders so that children can see that everyone can play a significant role in technology.

 

In our formative years we search for role models. As we strive to develop a sense of identity and purpose, we emulate what we see in our role models.

 

Role models have a powerful impact on our youth and can help establish positive actions and create positive habits. Why wouldn’t we want these role models to be strong female leaders.

 

 Verna Myers

 

What makes EnterpriseWorx different from other companies with regards to diversity?

We can never achieve diversity without inclusion. The famous quote by Verna Myers puts it into perspective:

 

“Diversity is being invited to the party;

Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

 

We are asking all people to dance with us.

Don’t just come to the party but let’s dance together. It is only through this inclusion that we can fully collaborate and share in each other’s diverse views to come up with great problem-solving ideas.

 

What are we going to be doing this women’s month?

EnterpriseWorx is celebrating women in technology. We want to create a supportive network where everyone can thrive in technology. Diversity is an integral part of our core values.

 

Ensuring that we can leverage the collective genius of diverse individuals. Each person brings their unique skillset and perception, which creates the magic when trying to solve problems.

So many women have paved the way for the success of many generations that came and are yet to come.

 

Like the Women’s March in 1956, we keep building on past events to create opportunities for future prosperity.

 

We have approached our clients, partners, and our internal female force to share their experiences in technology, being a male-dominated arena – for now – to show the young leaders of tomorrow what to expect when choosing a job in technology.

 

And as many beginnings are humble indeed, we want to celebrate the successes of these women and show the various areas females are shaping the future in technology.

 

 

How does EnterpriseWorx create opportunities for young females wanting to join technology?

Most opportunities in tech start with an internship, of course, if you have only dabbled in code. We offer internships and assist with learning paths within our areas of expertise, data management, business intelligence and application development.

 

We ensure you have a mentor to assist you in the unknown during our internship programs and provide you with learning opportunities—a great foundation to launch your career.

 

Submit your resume for an intern position at careers@ewx.co.za

 

[MD1]https://www.sahistory.org.za/article/1956-womens-march-pretoria

 

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