Regina Honu, The Social Entrepreneur making ICT gender diverse and inclusive in Africa

Regina Honu is a Ghanaian social Entrepreneur, software developer, and founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana.

She opened Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa.

Honu has received multiple awards, including being named by CNN as one of the 12 inspirational women who rock STEM. She was also named as one of the six women making an impact in tech in Africa and one of the ten female entrepreneurs to watch in emerging economies.

About Soronko Academy

Regina wanted her business to be unique; the word unique in the Ghanaian language Twi translated to Soronko, so she named her company Soronko Academy

So far, Soronko Academy has trained over 10,000 young people with 90% being women and girls in initiatives such as Tech Needs Girls, Women in Digital Skills, and Code Academy for the Deaf. These have taken place in eight regions in Ghana and have expanded to Burkina Faso in partnership with Tuares. The program currently has 200 volunteers & mentors who are either computer scientists or engineers.

Regina is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and Aspen New Voices fellow. In 2016, she was selected as the Vlisco Ambassador, a role that continuously allows her to inspire women in Ghana through their Vlisco Women’s Mentoring Program, an initiative geared at providing guidance for young women on developing key skills in a variety of relevant areas.


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