The Chief Executive Officer of Tigo (Tigo Ghana limited), Roshi Motman, is encouraging more girls to study ICT including software, web applications and hardware engineering.
According to her, the ICT industry offers women the opportunity to bring their personal ambition and passions together and make a meaningful contribution to society by developing cutting-edge innovative solutions.
She also believes careers in ICT offer economic freedom and independence for women to work from anywhere including remote locations and across industries.
The Tigo CEO interacted with young women from Nima and Maamobi, suburbs of Accra, at the ‘Tech needs Girls’ training centre.
The centre is run by a Tigo Reach for Change ambassador, Regina Agyare, a social entrepreneur committed to introducing and encouraging young girls to study ICT. Roshi Motman was delighted by the enthusiasm of the young girls and pledged Tigo’s continuous support for the project. She urged the young women to be confident and challenge the status quo as they will be constrained by history, processes and systems.
‘Tech needs Girls’ is a social enterprise project aimed using technology to encourage and empower young girls to pursue various careers in ICT through hands-on training and mentorship.
(Source: Biztech Africa