At the recent “Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Innovators” event hosted at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Vodafone Ghana’s CEO, Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai, spoke alongside an esteemed panel of speakers. Two thousand junior and senior high school students participated in the event, which aimed to inspire and empower the upcoming generation of female leaders in science and technology.
Melissa Nobles, the MIT chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Rita Akosua Dickson, the KNUST vice-chancellor, and Prof. Mrs. Ibok Nsa Oduro, the president of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WiSTEM), were present.
Patricia discussed how knowledge and skill are crucial for overcoming stereotypes. She urged the young audience members, “Your competence must go before you at all times.” Bring your expertise in the sciences and your passion for math, statistics, and engineering to the table. Strive to do your homework. What you can do for yourself is that.
Additionally, she emphasized Vodafone Ghana’s dedication to supporting female talent in the scientific and technology fields. She said, “Next month, Vodafone Ghana will inspire 100 girls from the 3 Bono regions in Girls in ICT open day at our Head office, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization. The company’s mission is to introduce young women to practical applications of science and encourage them to seek jobs in these sectors.
MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobles emphasized the significance of educating young Africans for leadership positions in various sectors. She emphasized women’s need to be at the forefront of innovation and leadership by saying, “The world will need the people in this room to lead.”
The “Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Innovators” event is a component of a larger initiative to inspire more women to pursue careers in science and technology, to guarantee that they succeed in these fields, and to ensure that they are equipped to lead and innovate in a world that is changing quickly.
Source: Peacefmonline com