The tech scene in the world is known for male-domineering nature, especially in Ghana, women have largely been under-appreciated for their contributions in the tech industry.
However, these women listed below in spite of the many hindrances have built successful careers and businesses, setting high standards in the technology industry and have become a beacon of hope for other young women in the society.
1. Lucy Quist
Until October 9, 2017 Lucy Quist was the CEO at Airtel Ghana, a telecommunications company. She was also the Vice Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications from 2015-2016. Lucy joined Airtel Ghana in 2014 as the first Ghanaian female CEO of a major multinational telecom company. Mrs Quist for years has been a strong advocate for the enabling of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. She personally championed the ‘Evolve with STEM ’ initiative – a programme designed to empower young people in the area of STEM. In 2017 she was awarded the Telecom CEO of the year.
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2. Ethel Cofie
Ethel Cofie is the CEO of Edel Technology Consulting ; an award winning IT firm that delivers technology solutions to companies. In 2013 she founded the Women in Tech Africa; an event that runs through Africa showcasing successful women in tech, and the largest tech group with presence in over 30 African countries. Ethel has served as a panelist on a number idea pitching events like the MTN Apps Challenge . Her passion for technology led to the creation of the Ethel Cofie Startup School a Facebook Live event she hosts in partnership with Pulse Ghana to share her entrepreneurial experience. Her social media page is mostly dedicated to sharing her opinions on tech issues in Africa and beyond.
3. Regina Honu
Regina is the CEO of Soronko Solutions , a software development company and a social enterprise. She has developed innovative technology solutions across different channels such as Web, Mobile, POS, and ATM. Her firm started a movement called Tech Needs Girls where women and girls are mentored and groomed in the field of technology. Regina shared her vast experience in tech on prominent stages such as Mobex. Most of her social media content is dedicated to telling her stories in a professionally strategic way which for most people serves as inspiration for them.
Akosua is the Founder of TechInGhana Conference which is hosted in London & Accra. Akosua dedicates her platform to telling her stories and opinions in the tech space.
These women have been amazing in their representation of tech in Ghana.