Stephanie Okemakinde

Stephanie Okemakinde

Studied: Studied Electrical Engineering at TTU

Logical Reasoning Score: 88%

Engineering Exam Score: 80%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
When They See Us
Your preferred superpower
To have superhuman speed
Your greatest fear:
To give up
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
I will invest in a female child educational project and help my mum’s business.
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in Takoradi in the Western Region. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. My mother is businesswoman.
What are your best memories from childhood?
My favorite childhood memory is being together with my family.
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
Corporate corruption is very common in many Ghanaian industries. There is also a very high cost of utilities in Ghana
How would your colleagues describe you?
I am kind hearted person who is ready to help at any time, very friendly and an outspoken person.

“I want to mentor and empower young girls to study engineering and excel.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In 5 years’ time, I want to be working offshore and also be part of women engineers who will help, encourage, and impact young women in the society and all over the world to venture into engineering.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My mother is my biggest inspiration. She sacrificed everything in her life in order for us to have what she didn’t have and also for us to be educated. She always motivates me and encourages me to never give up in life.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
I was able to help a group of students work on their final projects in school. It was a privilege to put a smile on the faces of some people.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
I decide to study engineering because I was deeply interested in how things work even as a young girl. That fascination led me to want to study engineering.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
By having an organization where seminars and other activities will be organized to help the young people understand engineering and how they can be a part of the development of engineering and technology.