Regina Honu is the CEO of Soronko
Academy, a leading technology, coding and digital skills development center in Africa, pioneering the
way for young people especially women and girls to realize their economic potential equipping them
with the technical and soft skills they need to attain dignified, fulfilling jobs and overcome the
gender gap in technology. The academy which is the first coding and human centered design academy in
West Africa has trained over 16,000 women & girls and has expanded to train boys, men and children
with disabilities. Soronko Academy won the Most Impactful Initiative at the Women in Tech Global
Awards for 2020. She was awarded the 2018 AFS Active Global Citizen Award for her contributions to
global competence education and a winner of the Challenging Norms, Powering Economies initiative by
Ashoka,UN Women and Open Society Foundations for work to challenge gender norms in women’s economic
empowerment. She has also been ranked one of the top young 50 CEO's in Ghana and Technical and
Vocational Education and Training (TVET) role Model by the Ministry of Education (MOE) through the
Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET)
She is an ambassador and mentor for thecamp, a European campus dedicated to emerging technology and
social innovation. She is listed as one of BBC 100 most inspirational and innovative women for 2017.
She was awarded the 2017 Northwestern University Buffet Institute for Emerging Global Leaders Award
and awarded the Coca Cola young achievers award as a leader in technology. She was also unveiled as
the 2016 Vlisco Brand Ambassador. She was featured on CNN as one the 12 inspirational women who rock
STEM. She is named as one of the six women making an impact in Tech in Africa and one of 10 female
entrepreneurs to watch in emerging economies. She is an Ashoka Fellow,Aspen Institute New Voices
Fellow, GOOD Fellow, Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and a Vital Voices Fellow.
She is currently partnering with Mastercard Foundation as part of Young Africa Works to ensure that
2.1 million Ghanaian women connect to dignified and fulfilling work and is a (Technical and Vocational
Education and Training) Role Model.