Regina Honu, Founder and CEO of Soronko Solutions, a software development powerhouse, and social enterprise. She has been chosen as the 2016 Vlisco Ambassador for Ghana in recognition of the courage she embodies as she fearlessly achieves her dreams despite the obstacles of operating in a male-dominated field and the burden of fighting against social stigmas. Through her work with Soronko, Regina has been able to realize her dream of leveraging technology to drive human potential, developing innovative technology solutions across different channels to help enterprises in Ghana create visibility and grow their business.
This year’s campaign took a different approach as there was no voting element to elect the new ambassador the Tech geek has been selected to represent the Vlisco Brand in Ghana this 2016 Her success has garnered international attention with features on CNN African Voices, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera as well as the Lean In for Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook and the Impatient Optimist blog by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst others. . In a heartfelt message, Regina showed appreciation towards her mother who has the been the fuel behind her success story.
In Relation to the International women’s Day today, 8th March, the announcement was made in a press briefing at the Accra Mall. This year’s theme, DREAMS COME TRUE, pays tribute to all African women with dreams, and especially those who dare to take the right steps to bring them to life.
During the month of March, Regina will be sharing her inspirational story via multiple platforms including the media and various speaking engagements including visiting the educational institutions she attended. Also from March and throughout the year, she will be traveling to five regions in Ghana visiting Universities to engage with women studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These women will be enrolled in Soronko’s mentorship program where they will develop more practical technology skills all with the aim of inspiring young women and breaking down stereotypes that tell women technology is just for boys! The celebration also continues the whole month of March on dream.vlisco.com!