Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) have been described as one of the most empowering and creative fields that one could invest a career in and it is in line with this that some African women are leading the way in these fields.
These women are excelling in their various STEM careers and are serving as role models to other young girls aspiring to take careers in these fields.
For some time women are being encouraged to lay down their fears and open up to careers in STEM as it has become a sector with the most sought-after jobs all over the world.
A new report from Burning Glass, a job market analytics firm, found that there were as many as 7 million job openings in 2015 in occupations that required coding skills. They also found that programming jobs overall are growing 12% faster than the market average.
Ethel Coffie is a Ghanaian ICT entrepreneur and the founder of Women in Tech Africa which has over 30 members in African countries and the diaspora. She also founded EDEL Technology Consulting and initiated the first Pan-African Women in ICT meeting. With her wealth of technical and commercial skills acquired through her work, she has been supporting women in ICT (Information Communication Technology). Ethel is named as part of top five women making an impact in IT in Africa.