Vivo Energy Staff and guest speakers
Vivo Energy Ghana, marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and lubricants have urged women to venture into the technology space as the world commemorates International Women’s Day (IWD) under the universal theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.
Vivo Energy Ghana celebrated the day with employees and some astute women in the technology space to discuss and share insights into the challenges and opportunities in the sector.
Taking her turn on a panel discussion, the Chief Executive Officer of EDEL Technology and Consulting, Ethel Cofie urged more women to join the technology space to increase the numbers which ultimately helps to bridge the gender gap in the sector.
She also emphasized the need for more visibility saying,women and students in technology should work hard, and trumpet their achievements to create visibility in the space.
“Get up, work hard, and make noise about every effort you have put into your work so that people will get to see and appreciate what you have done. Do not wait for your work to be recognised without making noise about it. Learn to be visible and you will receive the recognition due you” she charged women.
Sharing her thought on IWD celebrations, the Co-Founder of Superfluid Labs Winifred Kotin, noted “As someone who has been a lone ranger in the field of technology for a long time, it is very exciting when I get the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day because it is a day to let others know that of all the industries and professions that exist, women also want to be part of technology”, she said.
Vivo Energy Ghana Managing Director, Kader Maiga, described the day as worthy of due recognition and further opined that “this day has been made solely for women and it is only proper that men support women in the pursuit of equality.We must encourage our women to take up roles regardless of the sector in which these roles may be”.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri