International Women’s Day is right around the corner (March 8) and to celebrate, we’re looking at five women in the Ghanaian tech space who you should be familiar with. These women are badasses in their field and have helped contribute to the Ghanaian tech ecosystem in one way or the other.
Without further ado, here are five badass women in the tech space that you should know:
Estelle is the current country lead for CSquared (Formally Google Ghana). She was recently appointed the country manager for Liberia at CSquared. Her job includes helping to provide high-quality broadband to internet service providers in Ghana and Liberia.
She previously worked as the managing director for Busy Internet (Now “Busy”).
Ethel Cofie is an IT professional as well as an entrepreneur and consultant. She is currently the CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting, an IT consulting company.
She is also the founder of Women in Tech Africa.
Ethel is a very outspoken personality and is never afraid to speak her mind, especially on her Twitter account.
Regina Honu is the founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana which was the first coding and human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa.
Fun fact: Regina’s story was also published on Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In website.
Farida is a software engineer and cofounder of Logiciel, a company that develops banking systems for the microfinance industry and technology solutions in Ghana.
Despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, that hasn’t stopped Farida from achieving a lot including authoring a mini-autobiography called “Definition of a miracle”, gettingappointed to the Board of Ghana’s National Communication Authority and mostly recently, getting her own cerebral palsy superhero comic book character called Karmzah.
Akosua Annobil is a communications expert in international public relations, event organisation and digital media. She’s the founder of AB2020, a communications and events company that promotes and connects the Africa business, technology and investment community.
She’s also notable for the Tech In Ghana conference which is organised annually in both London and Ghana.