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Ghanaian Digital Entrepreneur Ivy Barley Joins Microsoft As Program Manager

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Ghanaian Digital Entrepreneur Ivy Barley Joins Microsoft As Program Manager 

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.

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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.

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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’.”

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.

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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.

Source: Africafeeds 

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SUNYANI: Ashawo Ladies Beat Man To Death For Refusing To Pay After….

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Report coming from Sunyani indicates that a man believed to be in his early 30s has been beaten to death by persons suspected to be commercial sex workers at Sunyani-Newtown in the Bono Region.

The sad report adds that the man ‘chopped’ one of the night workers but refused to pay for her services, promoting wild attacks from her colleagues.

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According to local radio station Nimdee FM, after refusing to pay one sex worker, the others were called in to ‘punish’ him and that was when they visited mayhem on him and he lost consciousness.

3News also adds that Sunyani District Police was alerted and they have since arrested one of the sex workers and the landlord, who is said to be physically challenged, to aid investigations.

The house, where the incident happened, has since been locked up. The body of the deceased has since been sent to the Sunyani Regional Hospital morgue for autopsy.

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