- Esther Eshun is an auto body repair and spraying technician at Suame Magazine in Kumasi
- The female technician graduated from the Kumasi Technical Institute in the Ashanti Region
- Esther recently recounted her journey and challenges in an interview with Joy News
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Ghanaian female auto body repair and spraying technician, Esther Eshun, is breaking barriers and shaping narratives in a male-dominated sphere.
The 35-year-old woman works at Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
After studying auto body repairs for four years at Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI), she went to Suame Magazine for an internship.
Esther recounts that she had to shrug off many distractions, including advances from men, to build a vibrant business in a male-dominated field.
She says her resolve to achieve her objectives saw her turning such draw-backs into opportunities.
In a recent interview with Joy News, Esther encouraged her female colleagues to focus on their dreams for success.
She revealed that she currently makes GHc200-400 in a day. She admits that not everyone can work in an office which is why she had to acquire skills as an auto repair and spraying technician.
Esther indicated that her journey to attaining a vibrant career in a male-dominated field has not been free of challenges, including sexual harassment by men.
In spite of the obstacles, she said she remains focused on her work and on the bigger agenda of achieving her dreams.
Esther recently recounted her journey and challenges as a female auto body and spraying technician in a male occupied field.
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