Women of Softcom

Gloria Akor

How would you describe the work you do at Softcom? And what are you most proud of?

In simple terms, I’m a storyteller. I work to ensure that the work everyone at Softcom is doing and the Softcom brand finds expression through storytelling on Softcom’s and other media channels. I’m most proud of the sheer amount of projects I’ve worked on since I’ve been here. I literally hit the ground running from Day 1 and I’ve been moving ever since.

When you picture a gender-equal world, what do you see?

I see a world where women are free to just BE, without judgment. A world where young girls can dream without the clause of “but you’re a woman” hampering their dreams.

What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?

For me, the benchmark of access and inclusion is education. It would look like every single child on the continent having access to quality education and opportunities to use this education to improve the quality of their lives.

How did you get into the tech environment?

To be honest, I wasn’t really looking to “get into tech”. I was looking for an opportunity to tell great stories for organisations doing great work and my paths crossed with Softcom.

What do you do for fun?

I like to try out new food recipes, read fiction and watch musicals.

Tell two truths about yourself and one lie.

I can’t swim. I can drive. I can’t ride a bicycle.