#TEDxCT Speaker: Meet Baratang Miya

TEDxCapeTown speaker Baratang Miya

“Empowering women and girls to be content creators and close the gender gap in technology," is what gets Baratang out of bed every morning. 


Baratang Miya is not only a Social entrepreneur, she is currently the Managing Director of Uhuru Spaces a Cultural Innovation Coworking space, and the CEO of GirlHype - a coding school for women and girls that offers free and paid coding courses, events, advises companies on tech talent processes and procedures, and manages an eco-system for female developers.

Bara, as she’s affectionately known, taught herself to code while at University. As she learnt, she shared her knowledge with the girls around her and through her persistence started helping girls to learn the technical skills needed to succeed in today’s workplace. That being the case, it goes without saying that Bara is a big champion of female education and coding skills.

We asked Baratang what inspires her to get out of bed every morning, no surprise that she replied, “Empowering women and girls to be content creators and close the gender gap in technology”. She shares that she looks forward to delivering her TEDx talk and using the platform to “get as many people to realise why we need a diverse and inclusive (especially women) technology environment.”

Come on down and meet Baratang at our Salon event on 13 April, 2019 at Khayelitsha Bandwith Barn - where she’ll be delivering her talk centred around “How Algorithms reflect the stereotypes and biases of their creator”.

We asked Baratang a couple of random questions to delve a little deeper to this giant behind the GirlHype movement. Here’s what she responded:

Any favourite TED/ TEDx talk?

Monica Lewinsky - The Price of Shame

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Being able to fly

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be?


If you could time travel, where would you go?


Which fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Goku - from Dragon Ball Zee

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Andrea Bochelli