While the educational and career path of Afia Owusu-Forfie has taken her to the United States, her heart has never strayed far from her native Ghana. Afia’s dual masters degrees in Statistical Science and Operations Research were preceded by a double-majored undergraduate degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Ghana.
With a projected shortfall of 190,000 big data and analytics professionals in the US by 2018*, she is well-positioned to seize rewarding jobs. In addition, while women represent 47.4 percent of the US labor force, they fill only 25 percent of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) roles.
Countless opportunities exist for Afia. And as a proud Ghanaian, she is working to provide similar opportunities to the women of her home country.
With the help of international organization Women Who Code, a non-profit that empowers career-aged women to excel in technology careers, local organizations and free analytics software, Afia is putting her fellow countrywomen on a path to rewarding careers.
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