- Ghanaian software engineer, Anna Addei, has joined the PowerPoint team of tech-giant, Microsoft
- Addei is a beneficiary of a Microsoft recruitment programme that aims at tapping into African tech talents in African universities
- The young female tech genius is a former student of Ashesi University
Ghanaian software engineer, Anna Addei, has joined the PowerPoint team of tech-giant Microsoft.
Addei's achievement places her in an integral part of Microsoft as an African woman in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM).
Her journey to Microsoft began with a recruitment programme at Microsoft that aims at tapping into African tech talents in African universities.
Addei jumped at the opportunity after she heard of the recruiting programme by Microsoft from the career services department at her alma matter Ashesi University.
After an intense recruitment process involving a round of Skype interviews, and then a half-day of onsite interviews at a Microsoft office, she finally got the job.
According to Addei, the recruiters worked hard to place her on a team that was relevant to her career interests.
She believes she is working for a company that is not just interested in tapping her talent for a fee, but they are looking to set her up for a successful career.
Addei's former university, Ashesi University has celebrated her achievement in a post on social media.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Ghanaian digital entrepreneur Ivy Barley joined Microsoft as a programme manager.
Barley is the co-founder and CEO of Developers in Vogue, an organisation helping women embrace the tech industry. Barley is a young STEM enthusiast who self-learned her way through coding.
In other news, Ghanaian female painter Agartha is among industrious and venturesome women breaking barriers in male-dominated occupations in the informal sector.
While Agartha, like many other female professional painters, is at a disadvantage because of her gender, she is making strides to change her living condition.
Her decision to take up the paintbrush and begin working as a painter started four months ago, owing to financial difficulty. Although it has not been a long time at all, Agartha's progress in the craft is surely going to be taking her places in the future.
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