When we worked on Boku for Hack The Normal, I really wished I had some knowledge of Figma. I can’t remember the date but it was sometime around March.
It was almost midnight when I saw the call for applications for the Ingressive4good 1000 Women in Design Scholarship. It felt like a gift from God: “You said you wanted to learn Figma, here you go. Apply!”
I was nervous and part of me wanted to sleep but I decided to stay up and fill the form. I did not overthink anything – honestly. I picked the ‘Product Design’ track because I really wanted to have a better understanding of UI/UX design. I submitted way past 2:30 am (Gh time) and I hoped for the best. They were supposed to announce on the 30th of March but it was postponed due to the number of people who applied.
When I saw the figures (17,000), I was like – “WOW! Will I get picked?”. You know the usual self-doubt.
Anyways fast-forward to April 6th, I got an email – CONGRATULATIONS. I was so happy ’cause I had been refreshing my email all week. I have no words. So grateful.
This is such an amazing opportunity and I do not take it for granted. I hope to collaborate with them in the future and support women in tech.
They partnered with Geneza School of design for this program.
Thank you to everyone behind this.