Afrikan Woman – Regina Honu

For one who was heralded as the only female in the IT department of two reputable banks in Ghana,one would expect that she’d ride on this honor by working with these banks until retirement. Regina left the banking sector for her private venture which desired to impact society, Soronko Solutions.

Proceeds from this private venture are used for development of SMEs through creation of affordable software solutions. Even though Microsoft sought after her,she was bent on contributing significantly to her homeland,so gave up on the offer of Microsoft.Regina remains popular in the tech world for investing in women in technology for the next generation. She’s a firm believer in the domino effect,thus,invests as much as possible in women. With the launch of ‘Tech Needs Girls’ program, Regina and her team have trained over 5000 underprivileged girls in coding, critical thinking and problem solving.BBC’s 100 most inspirational and innovative women,CNN’s 12 inspirational women in Science,Tech and Engineering, Coca-Cola’s Young Achiever’s have all acknowledged Regina’s great feat.

In honor of Autism Awareness Month , Regina partnered with Autism Ambassadors of Ghana to introduce an app specially made to aid informative and expert care for autistic children. Regina indeed challenged the status quo and battled doubts regarding the full potential of girls including that of her teacher. She continues to live fearlessly while being different. More power to us!