International Women’s Day (IWD), which occurs on March 8th every year, is
Women Techmakers’ largest annual event campaign where Ambassadors host
events all around the world during the months of March and April in celebration of this
moment. IWD is also a way in which we support our mission of building a world where
all women thrive in tech.
The definition of to dare is to have the courage to try something new; to defy or
challenge norms; to be brave and willing to take risks.
For IWD 2023, Women Techmakers Ambassadors will be hosting events around the
world with the theme “Dare To Be,” empowering our communities to have courage, to
dream big and to be bold and WTM Accra will not be left out. #WTMDareToBe
Director of Training Program
Emily is the Director of the MEST Training Program. She oversees the EIT experience, manages the Teaching Fellow team, and ensures a dynamic training curriculum. She has experience working with entrepreneurs from around the world, managing training, social impact, and education abroad programs, and implementing community-based projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs and a Bachelor’s degrees in International Development Studies and Political Science.
Ophelia is a Frontend engineer at Ejara where she builds at the intersection of web2 and 3. She’s an advocate for web performance and aims to help many developers level up and build performant applications.
Achere is a Data scientist and Software Engineer with a BSc in Computer Science and a Masters in Data Science and worked as a Software Engineer before switching into Data Science.
Her day job involves building graph databases and knowledge graphs to make sense of various data sources.
She also does volunteering and mentorship for women in tech initiatives.
Yasira is a young and talented software engineer who has made a name for herself in the tech industry. which she was selected to participate in a tech accelerator program at Developer in Vogue.
Blossom Dugbatey works for Eggseed LLC as a Frontend Engineer. She enjoys speaking to individuals about tech and coaching young ladies on how to dive into it. In her leisure time, she enjoys swimming, reading, and traveling, and she believes that by enabling and boosting one another, women can have a significant effect on the world.
I'm a young woman who finds herself engaged in a lot of things. I'm currently studying Information Technology with Kings University College, Ghana and Artificial Intelligence with Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. I'm passionate about helping others, leading to me being a part time computing teacher and secretary of African Youth For Sustainable Development, an NGO with a mission of Youth development. I'm a Co-founder of Farmengton, an agritech that seeks to improve corn farming with Data Science and Analytics, AI and IOT. I love singing and dancing and I'm a pet lover.
Stella is an IT Product and Project manager and is currently an EIT at MEST Africa Ghana, upskilling on her tech and Business skills.
A holder of BSC. Applied Statistics with Computer Science. I have worked in the financial inclusion space for the last 5 years, working with MFIs, saccos, SILCs, and VSLAs in a bid to bridge the financial inclusivity gap in sub-Saharan Africa.
Launched and supported the SAVIX in partnership with VSL Associates.
Advised and curated Financial solutions architecture in the Financial inclusivity space.
MasterCard Foundation scholar - Sustainable Microfinance and Development Programme.
I’m athletic, I like running long stretches, and marathons. I'm preparing for the 34k Lewa Marathon, in June – Nairobi, Kenya.
I grew up in the national parks in Kenya, my parents are conservationists, which brewed my love and interest in wildlife.
I speak 5 languages; English, Swahili, Kikuyu, Chinese, and Japanese I also understand a bit of German (surface level)
Am a pet lover – cats and dogs. I like feeding them and spending time with them whenever I can.
Product Designer & Founder
I'm Elisa Capololo, I'm an EIT in MEST passionate about technology and technological entrepreneurship. My interest in the technological ecosystem led me to be part of the GDG Luanda community (Google Developer Group), as a co-organizer and I am also an ambassador of Women Techmakers Luanda, the first chapter in Angola.
Akweley Abena Okai is the CEO and co-founder of ViztaEdu, an edtech startup that uses social media as a tool for tertiary-level students to learn, connect, create and collaborate on school and community projects while targeting SDG 4 on quality education.
Ifunanya .S. Okeke is a social change maker, writer and designer who is paving her way in the tech space. She’s the founder IGirlHub Nigeria and owns a publication called “On Becoming More”, a newsletter for newbies in Tech. She’s a life long learner and impact advocate.