International female tech leader to visit Sydney and Armidale

Media release | 31 October 2018

Singapore-based tech leader, Elisha Tan, will visit NSW in November to share her knowledge with startup communities in Sydney and regional NSW.

Ms Tan, founder of TechLadies, a community-led initiative for female programmers in Asia, will appear at public events in Sydney and Armidale sponsored by Jobs for NSW to coincide with Women's Entrepreneurship Day.

"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," Deputy Premier and 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 Tan is a respected tech developer and founder. She led a team to launch Facebook’s Developer Circles globally and is the founder of TechLadies, an online community that is helping thousands of women across Asia advance as programmers and gain financial independence through careers in the tech industry.

TechLadies has over 2,400 members, has taught 442 women in Singapore and Malaysia to code, and seen nine women without a prior programming background hired as software engineers.

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 events in Sydney and Armidale will chart her journey of resilience from putting her heart and soul into a startup that failed, to building developer communities for Facebook, and empowering thousands through TechLadies.

The intimate events will include question time and a networking opportunity.

  • The Armidale 'Women in Tech' event with Elisha Tan will be held from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 15 November 2018 at the New England Regional Art Museum at 106-114 Kentucky St, Armidale. Register now
  • The Sydney event with Elisha Tan will be held from 11am to 1pm on Friday 16 November 2018 at the Sydney Startup Hub at Level 1, 11-31 York Street, Sydney. Register now

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