Inspiring female computer scientists
I am Nura Abdul-Rahman from Ghana.
I’m a Chevening Scholar pursuing an MSc in Information Technology at University of Glasgow.
My passion is for the topic of women in technology. As an active member of Tech Needs Girls, a non-profit making organization in Ghana that mentors and teaches girls how to code, it’s my ambition to adopt unique and creative ways of teaching computer programming and making it more attractive to women and young girls.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems at Ashesi University, and there I conducted a study focused on the enrolment and retention of students, particularly girls, in the subject of Computer Science. This initiative was aimed at helping the Computer Science Department increase its enrolment and retention rate of students.
While technology is moving at a fast pace, it also plays a huge part in building the future and women should not be left out. The female perspective is equally relevant in building the future. Having worked for 2 years in the technology industry as a junior software engineer and product development engineer, it is also my goal to inspire and educate young girls on the available career opportunities in computer science.