Omolayo Samuel: Climbing above the stereotypes

Published: 22 Oct 2007 (Internet & ICTs for Social Justice and Development News, Katherine Walraven, APCNews)

MAPUTO, Mozambique"As John Dada of APC-member the Fantsuam Foundation pointed out in a recent interview, while about 80% of its microfinance department is female, only half of the staff members in its ICT department are women. He explained that “the prevailing male-dominated culture [t]here is so pervasive that many women believe that certain careers are meant for men.” And yet, one young woman in Fantsuam’s ICT department became a role model for women in ICT when she became the first woman to climb a communications tower in northern Nigeria, and quite likely even in the whole country, on August 1 of this year."

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