Leverage On Technology To Make Your Mark – YVONNE NYANO

Yvonne Nyano, Network Quality and Reporting Manager for Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), has entreated females to leverage technology to make a difference in their life as technology keeps evolving.

Speaking on the theme: “Inspire Inclusion”, she stated that the COVID pandemic has launched diverse ways and means to be technologically advanced and urged females to take advantage of that.

“The pandemic has leapt frog us into technological advancement. Tech has helped women to work remotely even after childbirth”, she said.

Yvonne Nyano made this statement during the FEMITECH 2024 conference held on March 7 to commemorate International Women’s Day at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE).

She further stated that the existence of tech and the provision of the internet has fetched women some flexibility without doing much, adding that social media gives women the platform to speak openly.

Referring to some of the best practices to promote work-life balance, Yvonne Nyano emphasized that, women should be allowed to function well in their workspace to avoid  competition with men.

She noted that diversity is important so women will have minimal challenges to contribute their quota, adding that, women should be given the same opportunities as men.

“To demonstrate equity and inspire inclusion, my company provides day-care at work, for mothers to go breastfeed and monitor their children from time to time,” she noted.

FEMITECH, an annual event commemorating International Women’s Day, celebrates female achievements in technology while showcasing opportunities in ICT for women. Organized by the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, the conference serves as a platform for empowering women and driving inclusivity in the technology sector.

The FEMITECH conference convened women from academia, industry, and beyond to address challenges associated with gender equality and equity. Notably, three women were honoured for their contributions to promoting technology: Hon Ama Pomaa Boateng, MP for JUABEN Constituency, Ashanti Region; Madam Esther Akua Gyamfi, Executive Secretary of the National Council on Persons with Disabilities (NCPD); and Thabisile Phumo, Executive Vice President for Stakeholder Relations at Sibanye-Stillwater, South Africa.

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) has been instrumental in the country’s digitalization efforts, having trained 50,000 personnel over the last two decades. Offering programs in Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), among others, GI-KACE aligns its training with Ghana’s development objectives, contributing significantly to national progress. As a leading global centre of excellence in ICT and e-Governance solutions, GI-KACE provides research, innovation, consultancy, advisory services, and human capacity building tailored to accelerate national development in the 21st century