International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Technology is here again and on this special day, we are celebrating 5 Ghanaian women pushing the boundaries in the science and technology field in Ghana. These women are making it big in an industry largely dominated by men and are inspiring young girls in Ghana to overcome societal stereotypes to pursue their dreams.
They are trailblazers who have contributed to the advancement of science and technology in their respective fields.
Here are 5 Ghanain women changing the Game in science and technology in Ghana.
Lois Afua Okyerewaa Damptey describes herself as a STEM advocate interested in using “funscience” medium to curb the fear of science among the younger generation through the Sankofa Mentorship Hub. Last year, Lois, a graduate of the University of Ghana, beat competition from lecturers and other competitors to win a top international award in engineering.
She is set to present the findings of her research work o the House of Commons in the UK during the British Science Week which will be held in March this year.
Ivy Barley is a visionary, innovative, determined and hardworking young lady who desires to make an impact in the education and empowerment of the Girl Child especially in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Her social enterprise – Developers in Vogue aims at creating a relevant community of amazing African women in tech who are passionate about using technology to revolutionize Africa and beyond. The goal is to train young ladies in the latest technologies and match them to real-time projects and jobs. She describes herself as tech a digital nomad, techpreneur and women in Tech.
Linda Ansong is a 2014 MEST alumni and a co-founder of Vestracker, a logistics and information management service for the freight forwarding industry.
She is also the Executive Director and Co-Founder of STEMbees Organization in Accra, Ghana. STEMbees is a non-governmental organization that encourages, mentors and trains young African women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Lady-Omega Hammond is the CEO of Ampersand Technologies Ltd, a software development company which dedicated to solving problems using technology. Currently, she leads a team of 10 developers with over 10 years experience in software development, solving problems one software application at a time.
She is also a co-founder of STEMbees, an NGO that has introduced over 500 girls to STEM, empowering and mentoring them to explore their passions from a young age.
Angela Koranteng is a co-founder for STEMbees non-profit organisation dedicated to mentoring and training young women in the areas of STEM education. She is a civil engineer and staunch advocate for STEM education in Ghana. She describes herself as a minimalist, social entrepreneur and feminist.
We applaud these women and their enormous contribution to the field of science and technology in Ghana. We recognize their impact and works towards the advancement of STEM education of girls in Ghana.