Women in Tech

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Zandile Mkhwanazi and Shabhana Thaver
This year, the Women in Tech series welcomed Girl Code CEO Zandile Mkhwanazi. Zandile was in  conversation with Investec chief information officer Shabhana Thaver as they explored intersectionality and how we own our identity.  

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Lillian Barnard on achieving gender parity in tech

Listen to the full discussion between Microsoft SA CEO Lillian Barnard and Investec Specialist Bank CIO Shabhana Thaver.

Bridging the gender gap in tech

In this episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast, Jeremy Maggs and an all-women line up of Investec experts, discuss the underrepresentation of women in the field of technology | SA’s tech start up scene | the concept of Open Banking. Featuring Investec's Shabhana Thaver, Nikita Sokopo and Devina Maharaj.

NOW Ep27: Solving SA’s tech talent crisis

In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday podcast, Jeremy Maggs and guests discuss the critical shortage of tech talent in the South Africa. How did we get here? And what are we doing to address the crisis? 

Chief Information Officer at Investec Specialist Bank SA, Shabhana Thaver
Shabhana Thaver, Chief Information Officer at Investec Bank SA

There are systematic elements impeding on the attraction of women to tech and limiting the number of women taking up STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] subjects. These include home culture, social influence or norms, gender bias and stereotypes. Some perceptions are pre-built into women which causes this leak in the pipeline.

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