Singapore-based tech leader Elisha Tan will visit Armidale on Thursday, November 15 to share her knowledge with the local start-up community.
Ms Tan is the founder of a community-led initiative for female programmers in Asia, TechLadies, and will appear at public events at Armidale and in Sydney. The events are sponsored by Jobs for NSW to coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19.
TechLadies is an online community with more than 2400 members that has helped thousands of women across Asia advance as programmers and gain financial independence through careers in the tech industry. It has taught 442 women in Singapore and Malaysia to code, and has seen nine women, without a prior programming background, hired as software engineers.
"Jobs for NSW is about supporting our startup and tech communities to grow and create the businesses and jobs of the future for our state," Minister for Small Business John Barilaro said.
"Elisha Tan is an impressive entrepreneur with an inspiring story and passionate approach to social progress. I encourage people to come along to what will be motivating industry events."
Elisha is passionate about bringing people together to solve important problems and enjoys sharing her stories of resilience in the industry to inspire others.
The intimate events will chart her journey, from putting her heart and soul into a startup that failed, to building developer communities for Facebook and empowering thousands through TechLadies. They will include a question time and a networking opportunity.
The Armidale 'Women in Tech' event with Elisha Tan will be held from 10.30am - 12.30pm at the New England Regional Art Museum at 106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale and you can register for your seat here.