Young Ghanaian digital entrepreneur Ivy Barley has joined Tech-giant, Microsoft as a program manager.
Barley is the co-founder and CEO of Developers in Vogue, an organization helping women embrace the tech industry.
Her organization which she would still continue to manage has trained and equipped thousands of women in Africa with digital skills.
Developers in Vogue has also provided mentorship and job placement for African women in tech.
Barley as a young STEM enthusiast self learned her way through coding.
She won a $10,000 prize as one of the 10 finalists of the Kwese #GoGettaz Competition.
Barley said she was “optimistic about the opportunity to make bigger impact at Microsoft, while taking” her own organisation, Developers in Vogue “to the next level.”
She adds that “I’m glad to part of Microsoft, a company that’s leading technological advancement globally.
I’m even more proud to be associated with a company that loves and supports the work we do at Developers in Vogue. This is literally ‘Come as you are, do what you love’.”
Stoked to announce the next stage of my career growth: taking up a Program Manager role at Microsoft!
I’m optimistic about the opportunity to make bigger impact at @Microsoft, while taking @devinvogue to the next level.
Stay tuned for my journey.#MicrosoftLife #WomenInTech pic.twitter.com/EOflPS3sSR
— Ivy Barley (@ivybarley) March 10, 2020
On a continent that is dominated by male tech-entrepreneurs, Ivy Barley is one of the young female Africans changing the narrative.
Ivy Barley holds an MPhil. in Mathematical Statistics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science.
She was listed as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaian in 2017.
For her work she has been featured in Women in Tech book by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Ghanaian has also been featured in the Founding Women book by Africa Technology Business Network.