Akua Apeagyei

Akua currently works as a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft as part of their Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering Pathway) Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship Programme.

In the past, she worked with Lyst and co-led two of their very first external coding workshops to support underrepresented communities. She also went on to be recognised as a rising star in the annual Women In Software List, backed by Computer Weekly and was made a finalist for the Everywomen apprentice award. Akua is an advocate for Women in STEM and in the past, she has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £10k for Stemettes and Coding Black Female to get more women into STEM. More recently on her platform Anomaly’s Foundation, she provides direct insight into a range of STEM careers through her IG Live series -‘Industry Insights’ where she interviews women in STEM who are thriving in their career in hopes to inspire the early in career community and to bring visibility to the opportunities that are out there within the industry.