Regina Honu

CEO, Soronko Solutions

Regina is the CEO of Soronko Solutions a technology company. She runs the first coding and human centered design school in West Africa for children and adults called Soronko Academy. The academy is part of Soronko Foundation which has trained over 10,000 women & girls and has expanded to train boys, men, deaf and autistic children. She was awarded the 2018 AFS Active Global Citizen Award for her contributions to global competence education and a winner of the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies initiative by Ashoka, UN Women and Open Society Foundations for work to challenge gender norms in women’s economic empowerment. She has also been ranked one of the top young 50 CEO's in Ghana. She recently spoke at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and on closing the gender gap in computer science and was invited to help advice on the policy for technology and innovation at the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth 2019 and Youth Forum. She also spoke at Brookings Institute in Washington DC on Advancing Female entrepreneurship in Africa. She is an ambassador and mentor for thecamp, first European campus dedicated to emerging technology and social innovation. She is listed as one of BBC 100 most inspirational and innovative women for 2017. She was awarded the 2017 Northwestern University Buffet Institute for Emerging Global Leaders Award and awarded by Coca Cola in the Coca Cola young achievers award as one of the big six and a leader in technology.

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