Arlene is passionate about driving the development of the tech industry and growing digital problem-solving capabilities in Africa. She has always loved exploring the power of mathematics and coding to transform the way we face challenges.
After seven years as an investment banker, Arlene left the finance world to start WeThinkCode_ and pursue her dream of democratizing and revolutionizing education in order to deliver top tech talent.
Arlene won the Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Award in 2019, and was featured on the cover of Forbes Women Africa as one of the 20 New Wealth Creators on the African continent in 2019. She is currently serving on the Board of international Entrepreneurs’ Organization Cape Town, was selected for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) by the US Consulate in 2017 and is a global ambassador for She Loves Tech.
When she isn’t working with rock star inventors and techies, she spends her time on a mountain bike, in her trail running shoes, ticking off her travel bucket list, or reading three books at the same time. Arlene holds a M.Sc. Business Mathematics & Informatics.