One of the biggest highlights of my career so far is being selected to be part of the Techwomen cohort for 2020_20201.
I am so honored and excited to have been chosen to participate in this program!! #techwomen20_21— Amanda Calitz #MIEFellow #techwomen20_21 (@AmandaCalitz) June 18, 2020
I am honored to be surrounded by strong women. This is a shoutout to all of you! @PaulaBarAsh @viva_nella @PhutiRagophala @4pip @sue_maithri @NBConsultLearn to mention a few! https://t.co/DDs1GuehVL
From the early days as a child and an emerging woman in STEM I never thought that this honor was possible. There was a lot of questions in the application forms and it helped me to delve deep and think about my life journey. The interview with members of the South African selection team went well and I enjoyed it. Their poker faces didn’t let anything slip if I did well or not in the interview but they were friendly throughout.
Teaching in Sonderwater and later on being involved in Science Expo’s have prepared me for this journey. I am sure that I will learn and give a lot during this programme.
I usually have a countdown to an event but Techwomen have already started- we hit the ground running and I am enjoying every moment of it.
The Techwomen team are just amazing as well as the cohort of emerging leaders. I’ve already learnt a lot and we are at the beginning of this amazing journey!! For more information about this programme please click here.