Women in Tech
South Africa Country Director
Melissa Slaymaker is the Women in Tech Country Director for South Africa. She has worked in Technology from an Executive Search and Recruitment perspective for over 14 years in the UK and in Africa. She recognised the need for more women in IT and Leadership roles when she was helping businesses to build diverse teams and discovered the gender gap in technology is increasing! Melissa has a BSc Degree in Psychology, Genetics and Physiology from the University of Stellenbosch and a postgrad MDP (Management Development Program) from the University of Witwatersrand. Melissa also serves as an Advisory Board member to the African Chamber of Digital Commerce. She has a real passion for Technology and for connecting people. Melissa is a speaker, moderator and advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and helps to empower women through connecting them to various programmes, events, and opportunities - created to give access to investors, mentors, networking, quality education or job opportunities.