ICT is a distinct STEM career path that is increasingly used as a working tool in STEM education and careers. It is estimated that by 2020, 98% of STEM related jobs will require ICT skills and there will be around 1 million vacant posts in computing because of a lack of skilled personnel. Women are significantly under-represented in ICT, accounting for only 3% of ICT graduates globally. This webinar will address how a non-for profit is leading efforts to bridge the gender gap in technology and develop the next generation of critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Regina HonuCEO, Soronko Solutions, Founder, Soronko Academy
Regina is the CEO of Soronko Solutions. She just opened the first coding and human centered design school for children and young adults called Soronko Academy. She recently spoke at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC on Advancing Female entrepreneurship in Africa. She is an ambassador and mentor for Thecamp, first European campus dedicated to emerging technology and social innovation. She is listed as one of BBC 100 most inspirational and innovative women for 2017. She was awarded the 2017 Northwestern University Buffet Institute for Emerging Global Leaders Award and awarded by Coca Cola in the young achiever’s award as one of the big six and a leader in technology. She was also unveiled as the 2016 Vlisco Brand Ambassador. She won Startup Entrepreneur of the year and Soronko Solutions won Social Start-up of the year for 2016 at the Ghana Startup Awards. She was featured on CNN as one the 12 inspirational women who rock STEM.