Project and Leader:
Females in Mobile Entrepreneurship (FiME)
What inspired you to get involved with this project/organization?
Generally, there is a huge gap between female and male participation in STEM related jobs, academics, events and projects in Ghana. Female participation in jobs, research and tech events can be increased if they are trained, empowered and aware of the opportunities available to them. It has always been my desire and interest to guide like-minded females and help them transform their lives through technology.
What do you hope to learn from the WeTech Network?
I hope to learn much from other female project leaders in the community: how they are implementing their projects, their impact, KPIs they are using, how they are tracking progress, fundraising, and strategies to scale and make their projects more sustainable. I also hope to share news and updates about my project with the community.
What is your big dream for girls and women in STEM?
My big dream is to be able to support a variety of tech female entrepreneurs who will develop apps to improve the lives of 20,000 Ghanaians in the next 3-4 years.
What is the goal of your project?
In the first year, the goal of this project is to train and empower at least 16 females in mobile app development and entrepreneurship.
Who is the target audience for your project?
The target audience for FiME is female students/graduates from tertiary institutions who are pursuing STEM related courses or entrepreneurship. The girls will be given training, resources and mentorship to collaborate and build a mobile app that is relevant to solve a social need.
Mobile phone penetration in Ghana is 92% and app development – just like any other skill – can be taught and learned. We believe that the lives of the participants will be improved and new opportunities will be created for them through this program.