REGINA AGYARE-HONU | GHANA
CEO | SORONKO ACADEMY
Regina Agyare is bringing women and girls in Ghana into the ICT space by providing them with the role models and tools to change them from consumers to creators of technology. Working directly with community leaders, universities, media, and government officials, Regina is activating teams to bring ICT training and curricula for girls into low-income and rural communities. By exposing them to role models and introducing a creative coding curriculum that is specifically catered to girls, Regina is building a new generation of girls that have the skills, mind-set, and desire to have careers and opportunities in the ICT field. By teaching them to code, she opens up pathways for them to lead and innovate. (Blurb at election)
Regina Agyare is a software developer and a social entrepreneur with a passion for using technology to drive social change. She started a social enterprise called Soronko Solutions that uses basic mass technology to drive human potential and solve social problems.
Regina is currently helping small- and medium-scale enterprises in Ghana create visibility and grow their business with technology. She is also working on a program that will develop the next generation of innovators and problem solvers from the rural communities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Ghana and across sub-Saharan Africa.
Regina is also working on how the disabled in Ghana can use technology to integrate better into their communities. Her story was featured in Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg and Impatient Optimist by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. CNN featured her Tech Needs Girls Ghana project, which helps girls to code and create technology. Regina graduated from Ashesi University with a Bachelor of Science in computer science