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Inspirational Talk Kambodscha

Inspirational Talk: Women* who inspire in technology

Das Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft organisiert zusammen mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) und der Cambodian Academy of Digital Technology einen Inspirational Talk und einen Ideathon in Phnom Penh, Kambodscha. Das Event findet auf Englisch statt.


Inspirational Talk:  Women* who inspire in technology with Omuoy Heang

Friday, 27 October 2023  | 9.30 am – 11.00 am (GMT+7)
Sun and Moon Riverside Hotel | Stream
Waterfront, Norodom Blvd. (Near Phreak Monivong Bridge)
Village 10 Sangkat Tonle Bassac, 12204, Phnom Penh, Cambodia



Ideathon on Gender Equality and Equity in the Tech-Sector in Cambodia

with a Keynote from Prof. Dr Jeanette Hofmann, Research Director at HIIG
Friday, 27 October 2023  | 11.00 am – 5.00 pm (GMT+7)


Join us for a morning of inspiration and networking, as we dive into the working world of a woman* in the technology sector in Cambodia and the broader region.

During the talk, Omuoy Heang will share her personal journey, challenges and triumphs as a woman* in the industry. Her talk will address the full range of issues that women* and youth have to overcome in IT, including pay inequality, limited opportunities for career advancement and lack of representation in leadership positions. Omuoy’s interview will inspire and encourage you to break barriers and pursue your passions in the tech industry.

The talk will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a Keynote from Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann, one of HIIG’s research directors, an “Ideathon” and a networking session with snacks and drinks, where you can meet other like-minded people and exchange ideas. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur or working professional, this event is an opportunity to hear about the experiences of women* in the tech industry, learn from a successful entrepreneur and expand your professional network. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired and empowered.



Omuoy Heang is an advocate and pioneer for women and youth in digital technology education and has been actively involved in pioneering initiatives in this field. As the CEO of Asia Digital Technology Innovation (ADITI), ADITI Academy and the co-founder of Tech for Kids Academy, she has founded an ecosystem on digital technology transformation, innovation, education, and has always focused on community engagement. Omuoy holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology and has participated in a leadership programme in the US as well as being a part of the IVLP programme in the United States, which focusses on entrepreneurship for prosperity and sustainability.



Sarah Spitz is the project manager for dialogue and knowledge transfer at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). Since December 2022 she also is the project manager of  the project Women in Tech. Prior to that, she worked in Mexico City for different local and national programs for the Goethe-Institute Mexico and afterwards for the Goethe-Institute Berlin. She studied Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at Free University of Berlin. Her thematic interests focused on Gender Studies and Human Rights, in the context of Latin America.


Agenda Inspirational Talk

All times are in CST (GMT+7) at the View Event Space on Level 6

9:30–10:00 am   Arrival
10:00–10:15am   Welcome & Introduction
10:15–10:45am   Inspirational Talk with Omuoy Heang
10:45–11:10am   Coffee Break


Agenda Ideathon

All times are in CST (GMT+7)

11.10–11.20 am   Welcome Note

H.E. Kry Nallis, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs

11.20–11.40 am   Keynote

Prof. Dr Jeanette Hofmann, Research Director at HIIG

11.40–12.10 pm   Introduction and Presentation HIIG, DTC and cooperation partner
12.10–1.00 pm   Lunch
1.00–2.00 pm   “World Café” – Group Debates and Networking
2.00–2.15 pm   Coffee break
2.15–3.15 pm  Ideathon Round 1 with

Natalja Rodionova, Founder of Sisters of Code and Sokuntepy Chriv, Project

Coordinator at Sisters of Code: Code Like a Girl – Creative Coding Workshop

Voneat Pen, Chapter Ambassador of Technovation Cambodia: Empowering 

   Women to excel in technology careers

Ratanatepy Narin, Founder and Club President of Teen 4 Tech: Empowering

Girls through Technology

3.15–3.30 pm   Coffee break
3.30–4.30 pm   Ideathon Round 2 with

Menghorng Kao, Co-Founder of  Ladies in Tech & STEMUNITY: How to

    get involved in the Tech industry as a highschool student?

Sereyvathana Aing, Social Goods Specialist at Tech for Kids Academy: The

challenges for transitioning form programmer to project manager

– Kim Tol Tan, Women Shaping Cambodia: Breaking Barriers, Building

Confidence: Empowering Women in Tech through Imposter Syndrome and


4.30-5.00 pm   Networking


The event is organised as part of the Women* in Tech project, which is implemented by HIIG and funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

For any questions, please contact Sarah Spitz: sarah.spitz@hiig.de.



If you would like to participate in the event, please register using the form below.



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Datum der Veranstaltung

27.10.2023 | 9.30 am – 11.00 am ical | gcal


Sun and Moon Riverside Hotel Phnom Penh Cambodia,  Waterfront, Norodom Blvd. (Near Phreak Monivong Bridge), Village 10 Sangkat Tonle Bassac,  12204 Phnom Penh


Sarah Spitz

Leitung Event & Wissenstransfer I Projektkoordinatorin Frauen* im Tech-Sektor


Diese exklusive Vorlesungsreihe entwickelt eine europäische Perspektive zu den aktuellen Transformationsprozessen innerhalb unserer Gesellschaft.


Einmal im Monat laden wir ausgewählte Gäste ein, um gemeinsam mit dem Publikum über die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Gesellschaft zu sprechen.


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