CNN features Ashesi alumna, Regina Agyare ’05 on ‘African Start-Up’

regina onlineRegina Agyare ’05, broke barriers in corporate Africa before founding the award-winning social enterprise Sonroko Solutions. She helps businesses grow, and brings technology–and confidence–to African youth. Watch Regina’s interview with CNN ‘African Start-Up‘.

Regina is a young, dynamic social entrepreneur who graduated from Ashesi as one of the top software developers in her class. After graduation, Regina was hired by a prestigious international bank in Ghana and became the first and only female in the IT department.

After six years in the banking/technology industry, Regina decided to follow her passion and founded her own social enterprise called Soronko Solutions, which provides unique technology innovations that help make African businesses far more efficient, and also creates innovative programs to improve the lives of children. Soronko Solutions also develops affordable technology solutions across different channels, for web, mobile, point of sale devices, and ATMs.

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Regina shares with CNN the story of her growing business and how she is inspiring more women across Africa to build technology. She reflects, “As an African woman, the [stereotypical] role is that you go to school, get a job and then marry. Entrepreneurship is not something that you’re taught to do.” Watch Regina’s interview with CNN ‘African Start-Up‘.

Read more about Regina and Soronko Solutions on our profiles page and on page 5 of our 2012 Community Report.