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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Melissa Slaymaker
Global Talent Hub Director at Women in Tech Global Movement


Melissa Slaymaker is Talent Hub Director for Women in Tech Global and Volunteers as the Women in Tech Country Director for South Africa, a registered Non for Profit Company. She has worked in Technology from an Executive Search and Recruitment perspective for over 15 years in the UK and in Africa connecting Women to Technology and Leadership roles.

Melissa is a speaker, moderator and advocate for Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace and helps to empower women by connecting them to opportunities!

With 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 is also the Co-Founder of NFTy-art, a start-up that helps African Artists mint their art into NFT’s ( that can be sold on the Metaverse.

She has a real passion for Technology, Empowering women and for connecting people.