IWF Ghana member Lucy Quist, CEO of Ghana’s foremost telecom company Airtel, is leading the call for youth empowerment in her country as a champion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
Addressing the media at a press conference in Accra this month she conveyed her company’s corporate social responsibility plan for connecting young Ghanaians with STEM initiatives, particularly those which leverage the Internet of Things (IoT), citing that between 2016 and 2022 devices with cellular connections will increase from 400 million to 1.5 billion.
Last month, Ghana Web reported her remarks during a Ghana Code Club launch at a local school “Empowering young people through STEM is one of the surest ways to guarantee a better future for them, our country and continent. STEM inspires curiosity in young people and empowers them to be problem solvers and innovators. These skill sets are critical for success in any profession.”
An exclusive video on BBC News recently featured Lucy as part of their Women of Africa series which recognizes Africa’s most inspiring women on the continent.