Prof. Darelle van Greunen

“Women in Technology: Balancing your career and lifestyle”

Venue: Senete Hall Deanery Building

Talk Description: Work-life balance is often an elusive concept for everyone these days. Women have a special perspective on work-life balance, because they are often expected to fulfill a particularly demanding role at home and at work. This talk will provide some insights into the use of technology to balance career and lifestyle challenges while still feeling excited and energized to pursue your goals.


DSC_5659.jpg.jpegBiography: Darelle is a Professor in the School of ICT and the Director of the Center for Community Technologies at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  The social activist and award winning researcher, has a multidisciplinary background, combining computer science, information systems, African languages, education, media studies and psychology.  She holds a number of degrees with her PhD being in Computer Science.  Her research focuses on using technology as an enabler in society, but with a strong focus on how humans interact with technology. Her research is combined with real-life interventions in different communities of Africa.  She is best known for her passion to transform low income communities through the use of technology as an enabler and catalyst to respond to social issues.