Ivy Barley is a Ghanaian digital nomad and an entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of Developers in Vogue, an organization that trains females in the latest technologies and connects them to real-time projects and jobs.
A Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Statistics, Ivy Barley won a $10,000 prize as one of the 10 finalists of the Kwese #GoGettaz Competition.
Ivy Barley has announce the next stage of her career growth by joining Tech-giant, Microsoft as a program manager.
Barley said she was “optimistic about the opportunity to make bigger impact at Microsoft, while taking” her own Organisation, Developers in Vogue “to the next level.”
She added that “I’m glad to part of Microsoft, a company that’s leading technological advancement globally.
I’m even more proud to be associated with a company that loves and supports the work we do at Developers in Vogue. This is literally ‘Come as you are, do what you love’.”
Stoked to announce the next stage of my career growth: taking up a Program Manager role at Microsoft!
— Ivy Barley (@ivybarley) March 10, 2020
Ivy Barley when asked about her favorite thing about coding, she responded by saying…
What is your favorite thing about coding?
“I particularly like that with my laptop and internet, I can create powerful software that can transform Africa and the world at large.
Coding teaches you critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are very important skills for this era.
I won’t deny that it doesn’t get difficult. When coding, you’d realize the power of a ‘simple’ semi-colon because omitting that can sometimes cause you hours of no sleep”.
In 2017, she was named as one the 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians.