To mark International Women’s Day 2023, a team from Soronko Academy graced an event with 10 of its students and alumni at Tullow Ghana. It was a hybrid (virtual/physical) event across the company to inspire and motivate women. The event brought together participants from four organizations, including Girls in Science and Technology, Developers In Vogue, Centre for Maritime Development for Younger Women, and Soronko Academy, to interact with Tullow staff and share their views on the theme: DigitALL – Innovation and Technology for gender equality.
The host, Mrs. Mary Daisy Gyamfi, welcomed the guest and set the ball rolling with an activity dubbed, “Did you know?” The participants present were to guess the names of women who were the first to do amazing things in the tech world. Mrs. Hannah Agbozo, Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal, shared the purpose of the gathering.
The Guest speaker for the event, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Deputy Managing Director for Tullow Ghana, challenged individuals to take a stance for personal contribution, conscious awareness of biases, and deliberate action to embrace gender equity. She said, “Enhancing women’s safe and equal access to digital technologies is a prerequisite for sustainable development”.
Kate Daly, Chief Information Officer at Tullow Oil, gave a talk about how Tullow Oil is leveraging on tech and its digital strategy. Sharika Iddrisu, Commercial Operations Manager, also spoke about the commercial team and how tech advances their operations. Other speakers included Nana Yaa Arthur, Aviation Superintendent; Gabrielle; Giona Acquah, Giona Asafu-Adjaye, Rachel Dzane-Selby, Maame Ekua Sackey, and Aseye Afi Borlu from Baker Hughes and Cheryl Glover Tay from SLB. They shared their story, obstacles and challenges in their career and journey as women in the oil and gas industry and how they overcame the challenges.