Meet Susan Anukem, First Class Graduate in Computer Science

Female representation in the technology sector still has a long way to go before women are no longer considered the minority in tech. A recent Tech Nation report that looked into diversity in tech companies revealed that 77% of tech director roles are filled by men. 

Stats from Tech Nation also suggested only 19% of the tech workforce are women. Statistics like this not only make us question how we can encourage more women to enter the tech workforce but make it even more important to talk about women in tech, especially women excelling in their fields and making impact.

Susan Anukem is a young lady who graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She graduated with First-Class Honors and was awarded Overall Best Female Computer Science Student; (CS Female Valedictorian 2020/2021).

She is a product of Datus International School from where she graduated to gain admission into the university.

She won the VW Ghana Challenge in 2021, second runner up at the UniGeek Challenge in 2020, winner of the Women In Stem Challenge in 2019 and the first runner up of the Facebook-Hack-A-Project in 2019.

Susan was also a tutor for KNUST’s Web Development boot camp for ladies in 2021 and is a competent UI/UX designer as well.

Currently, she is on contract as a Chief Technological officer, leading a team of software engineers to develop products and gather data for research.