7th March 2021 – Women Techmakers Brunei with the support of Google Developer Group Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines, Cyber Security Brunei and Majlis Belia Brunei organised a hybrid International Women’s Day event on Sunday, 7th March 2021 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event was available both onsite and also online. The onsite event was held at Royal Brunei Campus, Jalan Kustin. The innovation of the hybrid event was to accommodate for international participants as Covid-19 travel restrictions were still in place. At the same time to protect in-person attendees, participants who were not feeling well can choose to join the event online from their home.

Women Techmakers Brunei is a community run group that focuses on providing visibility, inclusivity, a sense of community and resources for women in technology in Brunei.

International Women’s Day (IWD) occurs on March 8th every year. It marks a moment to celebrate and provide visibility for the incredible contributions of women around the world and is a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Women Techmakers Brunei’s International Women’s Day event is an annual one-day conference that offers speaker sessions with technical and soft-skill topics targeted but not limited to women. This year’s theme #CourageToCreate aims to inspire and encourage more women and allies to dream, create, grow and welcome change by showcasing the incredible strength and power some women in the industry have shown.

True to its theme, this year’s event showcased various interesting tech related projects created by local tech talents. There was also a panel session titled “Courage to Climb” that consisted of various local C-Suite women leaders such as Hajah Farida Dato Talib – Managing Director of BLNG Sdn Bhd, Haslina Taib – CEO of Dynamik Technologies Sdn Bhd and Hajah Nurul Haniah HJ Jaafar – CEO of Progresif Sdn Bhd.

The event was attended by almost 100 participants in-person at Royal Brunei Campus.

Source: Women TechMakers Brunei