IT Women’s Day Celebrations – Lauded by guests
An unconventional setting, with relevant speakers and inter-generational sharing made the TWIT Women’s Day celebration on the 30 of August 2018 a memorable event that received positive feedback from many of the guest speakers themselves.
Set in the Lapa recreational area at CSIR, over 100 women and a sprinkling of progressive men, were invited by the Tshwane Women In Transport to remember the women of 1956 whilst simultaneously discussing access to economic and skills development opportunities for women in the transport sector and beyond.
Far from stuffy conference settings, guests marveled at how it was possible to get a neck massage whilst listening to how to access opportunities in SANRAL or Transnet. Having an option to sit on a chair, a sun-drenched bench or laze on the lawn, whilst listening to inspiring of young women interns breaking the barriers in private sector firms – from learnerships to skilled artisans in what were once considered the exclusive domain of men.
The programme created space for active networking, entertainment provided by a Soshanguve community youth group and allowed women from various parts of the transport system to think about the importance of an organization like TWIT to lobby on behalf of its members as well on women’s issues in relation to transport more broadly.
It was testimony to the hard work of the TWIT executive that they received some of the attached feedback:
Renee Brummage of Vix Technologies: “
“I really am at a loss for words in expressing my gratitude for including Vix Technology at yesterday’s TWIT Women’s Day Celebration at CSIR because it’s like no other event I’ve ever attended insomuch it truly celebrated remarkable women from all walks of life, but with a common interest in transport. It however went way beyond the common interest in connecting us all in a very special and meaningful way. It was small enough to be intimate, yet big enough to expand and broaden our horizons.”
Rehana Moosajee of The Barefoot Facilitator: “
“TWIT executive realized that there is a lot of work that remains to be done to not only open doors and opportunities for women but also take up the issues of women in the transport sector more broadly.”
” FOT consulting are humbled and honored to have assisted TWIT in the organization of their women’s day celebration. As FOT consulting we see relevance in the economic aviation of women in the transport sector. We support the effort made by the women of Tshwane and are proud to be apart of the process. “