Today I'm a Wired Women - Project Me post 1042

23 October 2014
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Today I wake up with a special kind of pride in myself. It's been just under 5 years since I started telling my #ProjectMe story and I had a very clear vision from the start.
This blog and all my hard work of creating my online personality was going to be the vehicle to drive my passion ... my passion for writing, speaking and guiding others along their journey to become their own project!

I had no clue that I'd end up in the social media space and that a different path, with a second business would come out of that too, but it's more of an affirmation that when we set our compass to happiness, we may have no clue what that means, but we'll be thrilled when we get there.

So today I'm sitting on the afternoon panel at #WiredWomen and we are chatting about online personal branding. Not only am I excited that the topic is yet another affirmation that I am on track, but I am so grateful that I met the owner of QualityLife, Debby Edelstein, years ago and we both agree that the timing is just right to finally be a part of this ever growing conference.

Thank you for this opportunity, Debby ...

Here's the press release and I encourage you to follow the hashtag #WiredWomen, through the day!!

Fourth Wired Women Conference set to provide crucial platform for aspiring tech leaders


?Companies across Africa are experiencing the innovation and collaboration that talented female leaders are bringing to the workplace. We are currently in an exciting phase as the business world adapts to the impact that these tech leaders bring to a range of industries. It?s time to come together to explore new ways of encouraging innovation, diversity and collaboration as Africa continues its steady rise on the world stage.?

So says Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company, organisers of the Wired Women Conference set to take place at the Protea Hotel Parktonian in Braamfontein on Thursday 23 October.

Delegates to the fourth annual Wired Women Conference will have the opportunity to hear first-hand insights from some of the top female and male tech and business leaders on the African continent. ?We have recently seen a surge in mentorship by experienced tech leaders to the rising female stars on the continent. Women are talking about diversity, change and the impact they make in their organisations. The conference will connect more of our rising female and male tech stars and unlock new opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.?

The one day conference will feature a range of keynote presentations and panel discussions with some of the most recognisable names in tech, including Enyonam Kumahor, regional managing director of ThoughtWorks, which was nominated as Best African Company of 2013; Professor Barry Dwolatzky, director of the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering and Dr Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy at Telkom. ?Staying true to our vision of also creating a platform for tomorrow?s rising stars, the conference will also feature a number of up-and-coming female tech leaders who are making an impact in their organisations.?

?After a long association with QualityLife, Strate is pleased to once again be sponsoring the Wired Women Conference. Events of this nature bring together businesswomen to discuss not only the future of technology but, more importantly, the ways in which we can bring more women into this growing industry,? says Monica Singer, CEO of Strate.

Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager of the MTN SA Foundation, also sponsors of the Wired Women Conferences, says: ?MTN SA Foundation?s ICT development projects are not only about supporting the implementation of technology in communities. Developing innovative solutions that allow all to leverage the growing talents in ICT has become a key pillar in our Foundation programmes. We will continue to make a significant contribution in developing women for leading roles in the bold new digital world that beckons women in the 21st century and beyond.?

Panel discussion themes at this year?s conference includes:

  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Tech Startup: Who Dares Wins
  • Best Tech tools for marketing your business and career

About QualityLife Company

In addition to its sterling reputation for creating events and conference which transcend ?death by PowerPoint? and rather create communities of thought leaders, QualityLife Company specialises in providing a range of dynamic, highly effective short courses which focus on leadership development, communication and people skills. It also provides a consultancy service developing and designing customised training interventions - from facilitated conversation to conferences.

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