International Women's Day - Meet the Five Female Leaders Who Drive Our Vision

As the world honors women on International Women’s Day 2019 for their political, social, economic, and cultural impact across communities, Academic City celebrates all the amazing women who contribute to making our students better each day. We would like to highlight our five female leaders who drive and implement Academic City’s vision. Learn how they are contributing to Academic City’s mission, and how they plan to forge a more gender-balanced world through their work. We hope they inspire you as much as they inspire us.

Sunitha Jenarius, Director of Strategy

Education Background: MSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering – Purdue University (USA).

How are you contributing to Academic City’s vision through your work?

“From the onset of the Academic City project in 2016, I had been designing the institution’s strategy across its various dimensions, to put together the initial concept for ACity’s ethos. Now that ACity is fully functioning since our first batch in September 2018, I have been working with the President, Dr. Fred McBagonluri, to ensure strategic alignment with our goals while planning and driving the institution's functioning.”

How can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world and celebrate women’s achievement through your work at Academic City?

“Being the youngest member of the Academic City Executive team, I believe that opportunities for women today are far more expansive with much more substance. So, if women rise up to the challenge, proactively seize opportunities, and not let crippling forces and alternative opinions deter us, it would automatically lead to a better-balanced gender ratio.”

Ruth Kwakwa, Dean of Student and Community Affairs

Education Background: MCP. City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA).

How are you contributing to Academic City’s vision through your work?

“I am working to help students to become better and more confident versions of themselves, with a strong sense of agency.”

How can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world and celebrate women’s achievement through your work at Academic City?

“I believe that by exposing all young people to the possibilities that exist both for women and men, and to a world in which everyone is encouraged to achieve their greatest potential, in whichever field they choose, we can collectively forge a more gender-balanced world.”

Linda Deigh, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences

Education Background: Ph.D. Marketing, University of Bedfordshire (UK).

How are you contributing to Academic City’s vision through your work?

“My role at Academic City is dedicated to support our youth and future workforce in raising the professional standards in the workplace, as well as to create inspiring careers for themselves.”

How can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world and celebrate women’s achievement through your work at Academic City?

“#BalanceforBetter is made possible by embracing change, inclusiveness and diversity of our world in which each one of us is part.”

Giselle Partington Osei, Careers Services Manager

Education Background: MBA Airline Management and Economics & International Business, Brunel University (UK).

How are you contributing to Academic City’s vision through your work?

“I am, together with the rest of the Careers team, preparing our students for the corporate world and getting them job-ready for the industries in which they wish to begin their careers.”

How can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world and celebrate women’s achievement through your work at Academic City?

“We already, at Academic City, have a great percentage of females in our STEM program - this is a phenomenal step towards lauding and recognizing their achievements. As a Careers Services Manager, I am familiar with the efforts towards a more gender-balanced world, and I plan to continuously encourage our female students to look up to and emulate (by reading about their journeys) outstanding women of the world whether in STEM or not.”

Rebecca Asamoah, Admission and Student Recruitment Manager

Education Background: Executive Master of Business Administration, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).

How are you contributing to Academic City’s vision through your work?

“I am contributing to Academic City’s vision by talking to prospective students and parents to embrace our aim of creating well-rounded students through our various teaching approaches.”

How can you help to forge a more gender-balanced world and celebrate women’s achievement through your work at Academic City?

“I believe this can be achieved through our various recruitment strategies especially our scholarship packages, which encourage more female students into the STEM-focused programmes that have previously been considered to be a male-dominated field of study.”

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