16th December 2019

Celebrating #GirlsInICT: Vodafone’s Pafyako Malema, Malona Ikowa and Mydia Hara

Some of Vodafone Zambia‘s #GirlsInICT came through too!
 
Celebrating (L-R) Pafyako Favour Malema, Malona Ikowa, Mydia Hara.
 
 
Pafyako MalemaUniversity of Zambia graduate.
 
Role at Vodafone: Customer Value Management
 
Why should more girls take up technology or ICT-related subjects, and what can Zambia do to help them get to where they need to be in their careers?
 
Pafyako: ‘Potential economic drivers. Women are major drivers of social and economic growth inNigeria and ICT has enormous potential to enable them achieve more. Therefore, we need more women to take up careers in the ICT sector and for this to happen, we need more girls to be interested in pursuing ICT studies. Zambia’s decision to invest in the education and training of girls in ICT is a significant investment in Zambia’s economic productivity.’
 
 
Malona IkowaThe Copperbelt University (CBU) graduate.
 
Role at Vodafone: SME Sales Administrator
 
Why should more girls take up technology or ICT-related subjects, and what can Zambia do to help them get to where they want to be in their careers?
 
Malona: ‘Unlimited local and global career potential. ICT provides a broad spectrum of job functions that are in demand both locally and globally and presents opportunities for Nigerian girls to achieve their highest potential. Zambia’s competitiveness is determined by our human capital – skills, education and the productivity of our labour-force. Girls represent a significant portion of Zambia’s talent base and
have innate creative and innovative skills that need to be developed further. It’s in our best interests as a nation to encourage more girls/ladies/women to take up ICT and technology.’
 
Mydia Hara: University of Lusaka (UNILUS) graduate
 
Role at Vodafone: Account Payables
 
Why should more girls take up technology or ICT-related subjects, and what can Zambia do to help them get to where they want to be in their careers?
 
Mydia: ‘ICT fields are currently among the most high-paying jobs and this is set to increase in the future. ICT professionals consistently rank among the top best-paying jobs, on a par with surgeons, pilots and lawyers. However, preparing girls for this future workforce underscores the need to expand their horizon through career development and training at the early stages of their educational career.’

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