The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei- Opare, has described the FemPower outreach and scholarship programme launched by the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG) Power Queens Club as revolutionary, revolutionary and an important career-developing strategy.
“This initiative is going to give opportunity to female students who are now entering into university to be consciously nurtured into the right skills, such as engineering and computer engineering, in order to join ECG after they graduate,” she mentioned.
She mentioned this strategy will encourage lots of women to enter into the engineering area, particularly since it’ll be scholarship-based.
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Representing because the visitor of honour, Mrs. Osei-Opare mentioned this throughout an interview with journalists on the FemPower outreach and Scholarship programme launch in Accra.
The FemPower Outreach programme, underneath the ECG Power Queens Club (Women’s wing of ECG) auspices, is aimed toward creating, grooming and constructing the capability of extra ladies to take up extra management positions within the ECG; and in addition seeks to develop younger females within the Engineering and Computer Science disciplines.
The FemPower challenge is two-fold: The FemPower and Leadership Scheme, whereby 150 women chosen out of 573 who have been nominated throughout the corporate will undergo varied mentorship and capability constructing programmes to groom them into taking management positions within the firm; whereas the FemPower Scholarship Scheme will sponsor and assist develop 10 needy however sensible feminine college students within the engineering and pc science disciplines within the nation’s public universities.
The Chief of Staff famous that although the proportion of girls holding management positions within the nation is progressively enhancing, the necessity to consciously prepare and empower extra ladies is crucial.
She additional recommended ECG Power Queens Club for such a considerate initiative, and inspired each lady within the sector to make the most of the programme.
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Leader of ECG Power Queens, Ms. Maataa Opare, indicated that FemPower goals at empowering extra feminine electrical engineers throughout the nation; growing their numbers, sustaining the curiosity of girls in STEM and growing the variety of ladies in management.
“FemPower is just not a concept, it is a commitment. Our call is not just for more women in engineering and leadership roles, but for qualified women who can contribute meaningfully to growth and success of the company.”
Managing Director-ECG, Samuel Dubik Mahama, in an interview additionally mentioned that the event of girls, particularly of their careers, is essential to him; therefore his help for the initiative.