In our seventh entry celebrating remarkable women in tech, we have Akpo Patrician Uye, a member of the African Women in Technology Community, a Freelance journalist, communications specialist, Voice Over talent, and a member of the Forbes Women Forum.
As a Freelancer, Uye says that she enjoys the flexibility that her nature of work gives her. Its flexible nature, she says, gives her time to invest in personal development ventures, which are parts of her life that she considers important. This has allowed her to even get into blogging, and you will come across her articles on Linkedin. Uye focuses mainly on communication articles that inspire others to do better for themselves and others.
As a woman of many hats, Uye has several moments of her career that she is proud of. However, on what is an achievement she is proud of the most, Uye says that she set up a Google My Profile page for an organization, something that gives her great joy. She also graduated with distinctions for her Master’s.
On biases she has encountered in the tech field, Uye says that she fought back against them by developing competencies in hard-core technological fields, which are often reserved for men so that she is qualified for positions in such fields. This means that she can stand out in the area and, thus, puts herself in a good place to get hired just as the men.
She advises women getting into tech: “Brace up and get all the training you need. Also, do your homework well so you will not be found wanting, and you can be the preferred person, suitable enough to get the work done.”
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