On International Women's Day, 8th March 2023, the Ghana India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT is set to host the Females In Tech (FEMITECH) Conference to bring together women in the tech industry and celebrate their achievements.
The FEMITECH conference is focused on female tech practitioners and aspiring females in Tech. The conference aims to inspire and empower women in this industry and create a supportive community to help them achieve their goals.
Speakers at the conference include Fatoumata Doro- MD for Vilsco Ghana Group, Ing. Dr. Lucy Agyepong -Associate Dean of Engineering, Academic City University College, Suzanne Diop, Head Of Nestle Business Services For Sub Saharan Africa, and the Keynote address by the Honorable Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.
According to Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe, Director of Corporate Affairs and Media Relations at the Ghana India Kofi Annan ICT Center, women have been breaking barriers and pushing boundaries in tech for centuries, but yet still, women are underrepresented in tech.
“At the Females in Tech Conference, we bring together women from across the tech industry to share their stories and experiences. We will discuss various topics, from leadership and career development to diversity and inclusion. There will also be networking opportunities, allowing women to connect and learn new skills.” She added
The event, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Communications & Digitalisation and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), will be held at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre auditorium opposite the Council of State Building near Parliament house will inspire a new generation of females in tech.
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE), is an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation mandated to provide training, consultancy, research and development in ICT and electronic-related fields. For over two decades, the center has provided specialized training to various groups and helped organisations increase their performance and productivity.