Marlene is the current Chair of Pycon Africa, a Director for the Python Software Foundation, and a co-founder of ZimboPy, a Zimbabwean non-profit that empowers women to pursue careers in technology. She also works as the hub manager for a local technology hub in Harare where she is based.
Marlene enjoys helping foster the growth of technology communities in Africa and is passionate about seeing the continents technology sector thrive. In her spare time, she reads, journals and occasionally can be found painting or running.
In this talk, I will be discussing three lessons about leadership that I learned during my time chairing Pycon Africa 2019. I will also be sharing how personal and group identity played a consistent and significant role throughout the process.