Naamua Dodoo

Software Engineer


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Speaker Bio

Naamua is a Graduate Software Engineer at Tesco after having obtained a First Class BSc Computer Science degree at the University of Birmingham. Fascinated by the tech world at a young age, Naamua has always strived to learn more about technology and currently runs a Code Club with her colleagues to help encourage kids to develop their programming skills at an early age.

In 2017 and 2018, Naamua took part in 3 week-long work experiences facilitated by Next Tech Girls. Now a Next Tech Girls alumni and role model, Naamua is excited to share her passion about technology and inspire the next generation of young people in tech.

Speaker Sessions


How To Be The Role Model You Wish You’d Had

60 mins
  • Track - Workshop
  • HR/DEI
  • Premium Only
  • Workforce
  • Emily Hall-Strutt


    Next Tech Girls

  • Naamua Dodoo

    Software Engineer


“If you can see it, you can be it.”

Many studies have shown the importance of role models in increasing gender diversity in the tech industry. Discover how to become the role model you wish you’d had when you were younger, to inspire the next generation to follow in your footsteps and help close the gender gap while raising your profile, developing your skills and progressing your career.

We have a huge digital skills gap, which is estimated to cost the UK economy £60 Billion a year. On top of that, we have a gender gap in the industry, with only 26% of tech workers identifying as female. And there’s a pipeline problem: less than 20% of tech students at any level identify as female and only 3% of women say a career in tech would be their first choice.

With the recent boom in AI revealing the many biases in the industry, we need to make it more representative to ensure that the technology that’s designed and built is fit – and safe – for girls and women to use.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Why you should become a role model
  • How to become a (good) role model
  • How Next Tech Girls can support you on your role model journey

This session is for you work in the tech industry! Your gender and stage of your career doesn’t matter. Everyone can become a role model to the next generation to ensure that more young people are inspired to develop the technical skills we need in our future workforce. If you’re part of a group that’s underrepresented in the industry, even better.

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