Akua works as a Senior Analyst within the Corporate Technology team at London Stock Exchange Group. This focuses on overseeing and maintaining the company hardware and software systems, resolving technical issues acting as an escalation point for the first line support team through the ITIL framework. This involves onboarding staff, providing IT inductions, audio/video support, account migrations, laptop deployments and supporting hybrid working as part of the return to office project.
Outside of her main role, Akua is a keen diversity and inclusion advocate, a mental health champion Community Lead for the UK Charity Committee and LSEG’s Women’s Inspired Network. She is passionate about raising the profile of women in STEM, as a Cajigo Mentor and STEM Ambassador.
Akua is a neurodiversity advocate (self identifies as Dyslexic and has ADD), a fundraiser, Team London ambassador, Covid vaccination advocate plus a charity volunteer and a keen sports volunteer for Netball England and British Athletics.
She has featured in Investment Week, Forbes, provided STEM career talk at for various education institutions and been a panellist for One Tech World conference 2021 discussing Harnessing Neurodiversity in Tech. In 2021, Akua also featured in the Tech London Advocates the Voices in the shadows book, a finalist for the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Awards 2020, Empower Future Leader role model list 2022 and Rising Star for WeAreTheCity Technology category 2022. Awarded Highly Commended for Role Model of the Year: Financial Services at Women in Tech Excellence 2021, a TechWomen100 2021 winner plus Rising Star for Technology through WeAreTheCity and Empower Future Leader role model list 2022.