Last month, fellows Nassima Berrayah (2013) and Fatima Zohra Benhamida (2017) were invited to speak at Algeria’s Social Media Camp 2019, a conference that brought together more than 300 participants for three days of interactive programming. The event, now in its second year, invited professors, journalists and social media professionals to share best practices on online marketing, social networks and the ethics of social media.
Nassima, founder of Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator and founder and CEO of eBlink, led a workshop on leveraging collaborative platforms to organize events. Fatima presented to students on best practices in pitching, using TechWomen’s action plans as examples of pitching community-based impact projects. “The room was overcrowded because I couldn’t let participants in after we reached capacity,” said Fatima. “I was invited to repeat my presentation the next day in a room of 300 people.”
2018 fellow and blogger Salma Bekkouche was in attendance, and together, the three fellows met in hopes of establishing future partnerships and collaboration.