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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Lindiwe Matlali. Gender inequality continues in many communities around the world even as we emphasize messages of women’s empowerment.

An integral part of empowering women, however, is show them that tasks traditionally labelled as “women’s work” are complex and important, and hold many of the same technical challenges as anything men do. Learn about how the Knit 2 Code program connects knitting to computer science, and leads to Python.


About the Speaker

Lindiwe Matlali

Lindiwe Matlali

Lindiwe Matlali is the Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks, a non-profit organisation teaches children how to code. She holds a Bcom degree from the University of Cape Town and recently completed a General Management Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). She is currently studying towards MS in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York as well as a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford University. Her numerous accolades includes Young Business awards top 3 finalist, Mail & Guardian Top young South Africans 2014 , Top 3 Finalist for MTN Women in ICT 2017 Innovator category, TechWomen Fellow 2017, Innov8tive Magazine Top 50 Visionary Women in #Tech To Watch in 2017, Destiny Magazine Power of 40 a list of South Africa’s powerful women under 40 and Named one of the Top 50 most inspiring women in tech 2017.
Ms Matlali is also the CEO of Prompt Research Insights (PRI). PRI is an award winning black female-owned and managed research and strategy consulting firm.