The founder and CEO of Divaloper, Zulaiha Dobia Abdallah, has charged Ghanaian women to develop interest and pursue a career in technology regardless of their background and training.
The tech advocate, coder and software developer was speaking at an event organised by the Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa (YOTA) in Accra on the theme: “Journey: starting out in my career”.
The event brought together young men and women from across the country.
Dobia told her audience that “today’s world is driven by technology and COVID-19 has shown us the importance of mastering technology and driving its full benefits.”
The founder of Divaloper, who has mentored hundreds of young girls in IT and its related fields, told her audience that irrespective of their background – whether they are lawyers, doctors, pharmacists – they can embrace and learn technology to make them very competitive in today’s world.
She took her audience through the process by which they can learn the basics with the aid of Google. The CEO stated that “a career in tech is more about what you know and not necessarily the degrees one has acquired”.
She allayed the fears of women that “it is not in every area of tech that coding is required”, stating that, such fears are misplaced.
Source: Daily Mail GH