Ghanaian Women in Tech were awarded at the maiden Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards 2021. The awards, which is an initiative by Ghana Ladies in Tech, celebrated and recognized the efforts of outstanding Ghanaian women who have pioneered and made strides in the tech ecosystem in Ghana.
Knowing how gender-biased the ecosystem is, the efforts of these women cannot go unrewarded or unrecognized. Their efforts and innovations not only puts the girl child on the map but Ghana as well.
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Background of Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards
Ghana Ladies in Tech have been empowering young female entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts through partner hubs in Ghana. The community has local sub ladies in tech communities across the country that runs varied events from mentorship sessions to training programs and support initiatives to enhance female participation in the tech ecosystem.
This year, the community instituted the Glit Awards to recognize and reward women entrepreneurs, innovators, and women in vocational fields who thrive and excel in their careers and businesses. The awards are the initiative of Ghana Tech Lab and a host of other partners such as the Communication Ministry, MasterCard Foundation etc.
Belinda Darkwa, the lead of the Ghana Ladies in Tech Community, stated, “We wanted to recognize, celebrate and reward female entrepreneurs and innovators in tech and to encourage other females in the space. We also want them to know that there is more for them to achieve in the tech space.”
Winners of the Ghana Ladies in Tech Awards 2021
|Digital Times Africa||Best Media House supporting female entrepreneurship.|
|Soronko Academy||Women Empowerment Hub of the year|
|The National Female Pretech Program||Best Femtech Program|
|Regina Honu (Founder, Soronko Academy)||Femtech Mentor of the year|
|Felicia Asiamah (Owner, Felly’s Food and Rental)||Catering Entrepreneur and
CorporatePreneur of the year
|Juliana Kunmogli (Associate, Yison Tech Hub)||Best GLiT Coordinator of the year.|
|WA Ladies Community of Yison Tech Hub||Best GLiT Community of the year|
|Mariam Kaleem A-Buahin (Head of Letshego)||Femtech Personality of the year|
Paulette Watson of STEM Academy Achievers, whose #BeMe Project aims to raise 1 million black girls’ aspirations in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) careers, was awarded the Most Skillful Shepreneur of the Year award.
YisonTech Hub came out as winners of the GLIT community pitch with their ‘Mentor Me’ innovative app which will seek to guide especially young girls who would use the app and by so doing helping them with great opportunities.
These women and women leaders have done considerably well to put the name of Ghana on the map. Even though Ghana has a gender imbalance when it comes to women within the tech ecosystem, the women already in there are making strides while paving the way for a great future of the girl child and technology in Ghana.
About Ghana Ladies in Tech
Ghana Ladies in Tech Initiative seeks to create a community of tech-savvy ladies to engage them in different activities that will help transform, enhance and enrich their entrepreneurial journeys, transforming their businesses into competitive enterprises across the globe.
Their goal is to improve the general quality of life of women and create new employment opportunities for women and girls, who otherwise may not have a clearly defined path in the tech ecosystem. They are passionate about bridging the digital gap and opening doors to women and girls, which will help them attain a higher height in technological education and advancement.