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Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 16 April 2021 08:05

SAAMA Announcement: Women in Asset Management Program

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 26 March 2021 12:53

The Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) is delighted to announce a program what will be focusing on women in asset management (WiAM). The purpose of this initiative is to nurture, enhance and celebrate women’s contribution in asset management, in line with SAAMA’s diversity objectives. The program will focus on three objectives over the next three years (2021-2023): 


  1. Profiling of women in asset management across different disciplines (engineering, finance, academia) and levels (entry, middle and senior)
  2. Profiling of asset management projects led by women and awards
  3. Development of a guideline for companies to improve representation of women in asset management


We call on all women in physical asset management to submit their contact details at or contact Julia Mamakoko at 082 758 7538 for more information about the program.

SAAMA was formed in 1997 to promote the interests of asset management and maintenance as a whole, as well as to uplift asset management and maintenance practitioners in Southern Africa. It is registered as a non-profit organization (2001/010708/08) and a member of GFMAM (Global Forum on Maintenance and Asset Management) and the WPIAM (World Partners in Asset Management).  

We look forward to interacting with you as we celebrate your achievements and inspire more women to join the physical asset management world.

Tech Women application is now open

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 26 March 2021 12:05

TechWomen is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State that brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East together with their professional counterparts in the United States for a mentorship and exchange program based in San Francisco. During the five-week program, participants engage in project-based mentorships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

The spring 2022 program will include 113 women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Zimbabwe.

Applications are due no later than May 5, 2021. We are looking for women who have demonstrated themselves as emerging leaders in their chosen profession, through their work experience, volunteer experience, community activities and education. A full list of the eligibility requirements is available on our website.

Now entering its eleventh year, TechWomen continues to be a transformational program for all involved and has inspired women to become active change makers in their communities. We thank you for your support, and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


Best regards,


Kelly Lindberg

Participant Initiatives Manager

Institute of International Education

530 Bush Street, Suite 1000 • San Francisco, CA 94108

Tel +1.415.593.5898 • 

IIE • The Power of International Education


50 Women in the Tech Industry Every Man Should Know

Posted by Lynette Pieterse on Friday, 19 February 2021 13:25

The tech industry is a sector dominated by men. You’ve probably heard about well-known tech giants like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg, but you might not know about the equally impressive female tech gurus. Research shows that almost 80% of students cannot name a single famous woman working in tech. To solve this problem, we’ve got a list of the top 50 women in the tech industry you should know about!

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