Someone once said “The study of Engineering is for those who want to dedicate their career path to it, however, everyone, that is both men and women, can use and practice Engineering.” I would say this phrase begs for some provocative deliberation. That being said, in my effort to share some of my own experiences, this International Women in Engineering day (INWED 2018), I decided to put down a few recommendations (there are more than these, of course, but then the article would be too long!) that I would give to a developing engineer or to someone aspiring to enter the field. So let us just get straight into it. Continue reading “4 recommendations to becoming a better engineer”
Category: My Opinion
Why STEM Matters for Girls in Africa
I am a young professional in STEM. Specifically, I promote STEM among African youth through my work at Global Minimum Inc. Very often, I meet young people who love science and technology and are eager to create solutions for the challenges they encounter in their communities. I have continually observed that more girls are diving into STEM-related fields and it is exciting for sure. Continue reading “Why STEM Matters for Girls in Africa”
A letter to an almost 10-year old Lucy Quist, from Lucy
Lucy Quist is the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multi-national telecommunications company, Airtel Ghana. She is also an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with outstanding credentials. She is dedicated to mentoring young professionals in Africa through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with initiatives like #EvolveWithSTEM and the Executive Women’s Network. Here is her letter to her 10 year old self.**
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How I will become the next technology entrepreneur in Africa
Your career is a minefield of opportunities where you can invest your energies.
“To define Africa as a whole makes it necessary to look at it from the outside. But constantly doing so results in tropes that undermine the perspectives of those that live on the continent.” – Nancy Kacungira, Winner of BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa – Why I cannot tell ‘the African Story’.
Talking about Africa has become increasingly popular these days where Africa is normally referenced as a single homogeneous entity. Continue reading “Africa: Reintroduced”
The art of problem solving: Why I don't know what I don't know
How do we deal with problems we can’t solve? Or questions we can’t respond to? “I don’t know” is one of the most difficult statements an engineer can make. However, just stopping at “I don’t know” is, to me, one of the most tragic mistakes a good engineer can make. I believe that it is important to know why I don’t know before I can lay the issue to rest. Continue reading “The art of problem solving: Why I don't know what I don't know”
New year, New resolutions, Same person
The last three months of the year elicit a frenzied rush to achieve targets that we haven’t even thought about for the most part of the year. How do we get ourselves out of this endless cycle?
Prepare for the future you want
While most people dream of success, only a few achieve the level of success they want. How can you jump-start this process?
Personal branding hacks for beginners
Personal branding is a description of you that comes to peoples’ minds when they hear your name, see your photo or meet you. For example, what comes to your mind when I mention soda? I bet you thought of CocaCola.
6 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance
Work-life balance is a science in personal development and evolving growth. Focusing on whatever task is being performed at the moment is important. Analyze what works, refine what doesn’t and repeat. The ultimate goal is to achieve your goal and enjoy all facets of your life.