As the world marks International Women’s Day, the Chief Executive Officer of Edel Technology, Ethel Coffie has urged Ghanaian women to surmount all hurdles in the society and arise to the top.
According to her, women can occupy important and high positions if they are allowed to make their own choices.
“I suppose at the end of the day, we want women to understand the choices that they have. It is not about really pushing women into construction or technology or engineering, but it is to say to young girls that are coming up today that explore different career paths, explore different ways in which you can do things and excel,” she said.
Advising young girls to push for their dreams, Madam Coffie urged stated that girls must focus on areas of their strength in business and push for excellence.
Using her experience as an example Madam Coffie pointed out that technology is one major tool young girls can incorporate into their businesses to be competitive.
“I wanted to be creative but I was not. I was not a visual person but technology allowed me to create products from the scratch so in my view, really just put in work at areas where your strength comes to play,” she stated.
She stressed that women have the ability to reach the top and change the narrative if they don’t give up but push for excellence, regardless of the societal challenges.
This year’s International Women’s Day celebration is being observed under the theme “Be Bold for Change”.
All over the world, Women are gearing up to venture into businesses hitherto dominated by men, with the strong urge to succeed.
This comes as arguments for the need to rope in more women into male-dominated ventures rages on.
Despite the continuous support and inspiration, women are yet to fully match up with men in technology, oil, and gas, construction, among others.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana