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March's Remarkable Women: Tahina Booth

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Meet our next remarkable woman: Abigail Dogbe

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Meet our host: Lynne Foley, OAM

“I channel my energy into influencing and supporting each woman I meet to be empowered to reach her aspirations. I intend my legacy to be the contribution I make to achieving gender equality, through opening doors to education for women and girls.”

An exciting motivational speaker, Lynne Foley, OAM, is passionate about leaving her audience with new ideas, thoughts and challenges and full of confidence to break through personal and professional barriers. She works professionally by facilitating leadership programs for individuals and organizations whose mission is to empower women and men through personal and leadership development. Lynne is an accredited and highly respected executive coach, speaker, consultant and educator, gaining her experience through successful executive leadership, consulting, board chair and director roles. As chair of the Zonta Spirit Working Group, Lynne implements the organization’s global strategy to meet the leadership needs of members, clubs and districts  facilitates at conferences and workshops.

Meet Abigail Dogbe

Abigail Dogbe is an open source community builder, programs manager and STEM education advocate from Ghana. She loves the power technology can put in people’s hands and wants to help create more awareness through community building, research and advocacy. Her belief in open source’s potential to drive innovation and positive change encourages her to dedicate time and effort to promoting collaboration, sustainability and inclusivity within open-source communities. She contributes to the Python and Django Software Foundations in various ways, including public speaking, organizing events, and curating programs that foster healthy community building. As a result, she has been named a fellow at the Python Software Foundation and an individual member of the Django Software Foundation.

As a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, Abigail’s research focuses on improving diversity, equity and inclusion in open-source community leadership. Through her studies and practical experiences, she has gained a deep understanding of research methodologies to effectively co-design tools to be used by open-source communities. In addition to her thesis work, she is conducting research and providing digital skills to residents of the Avondale community in Cincinnati as a research assistant at the Smart Synergies Lab.

When she is not contributing to open source, Abigail is inspiring the next generation of women in STEM at Mesrenyame & FRIENDS, a girls in STEM project aimed at equipping young girls with the community, technical and soft skills they need to excel in STEM fields.