TOP 5 GHANAIAN WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
The introduction of technology is one of the best things to ever happen to humans. The industry while getting bigger and bigger only saw male dominance for a very long while. If there ever was a female in a technological company back in the days, it would be just one.
However, the narrative has changed over a decade or two where women are not only getting into the sector but also making their skills and knowledge invaluable.
Ghana can boast of these top 5 Ghanaian women in technology who have held vital positions in and outside Africa, leaving their footprints. But most importantly, they have mentored so many female youths to dive into technology.
Thanks to these top 5 Ghanaian women in technology and so many others, the Ghanaian technological industry might see female-owned technological firms in half a decade.
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Cassandra addresses herself as a devoted and reliable team player that pays keen attention to detail. This quality led her to meet Priscilla Hazel and Esther Olatunde and together launched the Tress App.
The Tress App launched in 2016 is a haircare app that provides women of color with the newest hairstyles, the best stylists, and the best hair care products and prices related to them. The trio also included a feature in the app where the women have a Community to share hair care tips and favorite hairstyles.
Cassandra is one of the top Ghanaian women in technology looking to impact the world in a big way.
The stepping stone for Cassandra was when she became the front-end engineer for theseources.co. The platform allows successful business owners to tell their stories through a 5-minutes video.
For her, the videos were more important to upcoming entrepreneurs who needed to learn something new.
After gaining her BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Sunyani, Georgina Wilson started her career as a Projects Engineer. She was tasked with overseeing the building, installation, and distribution of power for standalone photovoltaic systems in very rural areas.
Believing in her mission which she says is to “To provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies’, Georgina operates a drone delivery system that delivers life-saving medications, vaccines, and blood to people who need these things but are in rural areas.
Georgina was vital in setting up Fly Zipline which is now the world’s only drone delivery system that operates at a national scale in Ghana.
Georgina Wilson is currently the Flight Operations Lead for Fly Zipline Ghana.
Rosy Fynn is one of the top Ghanaian women in technology currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer to a leading internet service provider in Ghana called Busy Internet.
Rosy earned a Bachelor in Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College, Massachusetts, and later an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2007.
Living in New York City, Rosy got a job with Booz and Company which was a Consulting and financial services company. She also worked at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
Rosy then came back to Ghana to work with multinational organizations like Airtel and Millicom International Cellular, popularly known as Tigo. With the valuable Insights Rosy got from working with these service providers, she played a vital role in launching Surfline Communications which became Ghana’s first and Africa’s largest 4G LTE provider.
With experience in financial services, consulting, the insurance industry, and technology, it didn’t come as a surprise when Rosy Fynn was not only noticed as one of the top Ghanaian women in technology but one of West Africa’s top marketing and Communication professionals. This made her win the Marketing World Awards.
Rosy Fynn currently is the CEO of Busy Internet and she encourages her mentees and the youth at large to learn technological skills.
Miishe is a Ghanaian by heritage and an American by birth, who grew up in Texas. She attended Harvard University where she got her degree in Philosophy. However, Miishe always felt that she could be the innovation change.
Miishe came back to launch a shipping logistics company named Jetstream.
Jetstream was launched in 2018 as a cross-border trade company that is mainly technology-enabled. Miishe Addy arrived in Ghana in 2017 where she claimed to have seen signs of Ghana’s quick pace at economical growth.
Miishe is one of the top Ghanaian women in technology that believes that the technology industry with a small team can make an impact on millions of people in a very short timeframe which is why she is never hesitant about her entrepreneurial skills. The most important thing is impact.
Ernestina Appiah apart from being one of the top Ghanaian women in technology was listed in 2015 as one of the most Inspirational Women on the British Broadcasting Corporation list.
That same 2015, Ernestina launched the Ghana Code Club as part of her belief in innovation, diversity, creativity, and passion as the key to success.
Ghana Code Club is a program for children to learn activities that introduce them to computer science and enable them to create websites, games, animations, and even mobile apps.
Named in BBC’s 100 Women’s Series, Ernestina is bent on equipping the younger generation with technological skills for the coming modern world.
She is one of the top Ghanaian women in technology who understands that the power of technology can achieve economic and personal success in the prosperous Ghana she dreams of. Hence the need to weaponize these children for that era.
It is nourishing to see that the technological sector would realize less of male dominance to make way for a female touch.
These top 5 Ghanaian women in technology are not just serving as role models for the country’s female youth but all over Africa.
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