PyCon X


2nd - 5th May 2019

Marlene Mhangami

Marlene Mhangami
Compact biography

Marlene Mhangami is the co-founder and director of Purple Lipstick and ZimboPy. Purple Lipstick is a Zimbabwean non-profit organization that empowers young women to reach their full potential. Her work in Harare led her to found ZimboPy, an after school coding program for girls in under served communities. Through ZimboPy coding clubs Zimbabwean girls are taught Python programming, web development and robotics and are actively engaged in the world of technology. The program also works closely with women in technology from the USA and Europe to mentor club members in creating projects that are able to solve problems in their communities.

Marlene has worked with non-profit companies in Zimbabwe and in the United States and enjoys travelling to new places. She hopes that through her work making programming accessible to girls in Africa a more hopeful future for the continent may be ahieved