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ABIGAIL OKYERE – From Microsoft Intern to Chief of Staff

ABIGAIL OKYERE - From Microsoft Intern to Chief of Staff - African Leaders Magazine

In the field of work, internships play a key role in nurturing one’s capacity to gain experience in hopes of earning meaningful employment.

From learning the ins and out of the job, taking on key tasks, all through to proving yourself to become eligible for that job position, internships in their very own way serve as the trial period before one can be employed.

ABIGAIL OKYERE - From Microsoft Intern to Chief of Staff - African Leaders Magazine

A young Ghanaian woman named Abigail Amoakoa Okyere has joined a host of others whose internship roles have earned them great recognition and elevated their status.

Congratulations to Madam Abigial Amoakoa Okyere. The University of Ghana alum has just been hired as Microsoft’s Chief of Staff. Okyere becomes the first Ghanaian woman to fill the tech giant’s role. Abigail started her Microsoft journey as a Customer Success Account Manager (CSAM) intern at Microsoft-Canada in May 2021. And now after a year, Abigail is now Microsoft’s new Chief of Staff.

Abigial shared the amazing news of her appointment via LinkedIn; “I am beyond thrilled to be joining Microsoft to help drive change, implement strategies and above all, contribute to empowering individuals and organisations as a member of the Cloud Security Engineering Division.”

ABIGAIL OKYERE - From Microsoft Intern to Chief of Staff - African Leaders Magazine

Since then, Abigail Okyere has received congratulatory reception across social media from peers and her alma mater.

Abigail describes herself as a passionate about creating initiatives that deliver client/customer success. Be it in relations, policy-making, marketing or communicating an idea, her goal is customer loyalty and she is also very passionate about sustainability.

After 3-4 years working in oil trading, consulting/ business development and youth mentoring capacities, she has strengthened her leadership skills and desire to contribute to building solutions with her finance and strategy background. She is curious, goal-oriented and passionate about creating lasting solutions for businesses and individuals.

ABIGAIL OKYERE - From Microsoft Intern to Chief of Staff - African Leaders Magazine

She is a graduate of the University of Ghana with a BSc. in Administration specializing in accounting. Following her undergrad studies, Abigail worked in various capacities in some companies in Ghana. In January 2021, she left Ghana to pursue her Masters degree at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Source: braperruci.africa / ghnewsstand.com

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