The maiden edition of the Ghana Ladies in Tech Summit & Awards has been held in Accra to great reviews. The event brought together some of Ghana’s leading names in the tech ecosystem to deliberate on changing trends and also take stock of the gains made so far.
The Ghana Ladies in Tech is a community of female entrepreneurs. The group seeks to aid them in their entrepreneurial journeys so that they can empower other ladies, especially in the tech ecosystem while celebrating female innovators across the country.
The group has support from organizations such as the Communication Ministry and the MasterCard Foundation among others.
The well-patronized event saw 36-year-old Mariam Kaleem Agyeman-Buahin win the highest award for Femtech Personality of the Year, adding to her growing number of recognitions as she continues to contribute to the Marketing and Digital Banking Transformation in Africa.
Currently Group Head, Digital Marketing at Letshego Holdings Limited, she translates the Group Marketing brand into an engaging customer-centric digital experience that drives acquisition, engagement, conversion and grows customer loyalty across the 11 footprints namely; Botswana, Nigeria, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Tanzania, Eswatini, Namibia.
Most Skillful Shepreneur of the Year – Paulette Watson of STEM Academy Achievers. Her #BeMe Project aims to raise 1 million black girls’ aspirations in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) careers.
Hardware Engineer of the Year – Belinda Akaba of Solar Taxi. She is a female engineer with blazing expertise in the hardware engineering field effectively over the past two years.
Best Media House – Supporting Female Entrepreneurship – Digital Times Africa
Women Empowerment Hub of the Year – Soronko Academy
Best Femtech Programme of the Year – National Female Pre-Tech Training
FemTech Mentor of the Year – Regina Honu of Soronko Academy
Catering Entrepreneur of the Year – Felicia Asiamah of Fellys Food and Rental
GLiT Coordinator of the Year – Juliana of Yison Tech Hub in Upper West Region
Corporatepreneur of the Year – Felicia Asiamah also of Universal Merchant Bank
Best GLiT Community of the Year – Yison Tech Hub in Upper West Region