Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Country of the week - The Gambia

Juma Baldeh leads by example, encouraging women throughout The Gambia to pursue careers in the technology industry

Juma studied hard to become a successful product engineer, committing herself to her academic career and valuing the significance of an education . She founded HackathonGirls Club, Banjul, where she mentors and supports young women in her community to overcome stereotypes and eventually achieve desired employment.

Too often Juma witnesses young girls, who are skilled in math and science, lose hope as they prepare for interviews and professional positions. “The Gambia has women in technology fields, but on average there are far fewer females than males,” she notes.

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