Meet Edna Sawe. Edna attended the African Women in Technology Conference in Ghana. Here’s her “Life After AWIT Snapshot:”
As an entrepreneur in the field of energy and the CEO of BioPane Energy Company, I got to learn a lot from the AWIT conference. I was able to apply what I had learned to my company that helped improved its performance.
“I was able to network with great minds and learned a lot. Being a panelist was a great opportunity because I got to share my story and journey into the tech world. I have managed to be a part of a great team at MEST (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) that created a software solutions for the SME’s in Africa and an agritech solution for the Agricultural sector in Ghana.
With my team, we were able to start two businesses. One that was targeted at helping the SME’s in Africa understand their customers well by studying their psychographic data using a technology software. The second one was targeted towards improving transportation systems of producers from the farm to the marketplace and tracking their produces.
I was able to create a long lasting relationship with amazing ladies and gents too in the field of technology. I established networks with women from Andela Ghana and Nigeria, ASA (African Science Academy), Impact Hub, IBOM LLC, Uber, Google to name just a few. I was later invited to talk to the girls at ASA about technology and opportunities that are available for women. Additionally, I stayed in touch with the West Africa Manager for Uber. She has been my mentor and advisor, which is a blessing to me.