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(CNN) — “It was like taking a big leap of faith.”
That’s how Regina Agyare describes her decision back in 2012 to leave her well-paid job at a major international bank in Ghana’s capital Accra to follow her dream and embark on her own entrepreneurial journey. Having worked for six years as the bank’s only female IT specialist, Agyare quit everything to create Soronko Solutions, a software development company.
“My friends thought I was crazy,” recalls Agyare. “But I was like, ‘this is it!'”
One of Ghana’s first female tech entrepreneurs, Agyare had to overcome many challenges in starting her business — beginning with breaking the gender barrier in her country.