Having a female civil engineer as the founder/CEO of ICON, ICON saw the need to invest in young girls/women who are interested in Civil Engineering. Immaculate is the first female engineer to start and manage a construction company in the North West Region of Cameroon. The stereotypes that link masculinity to engineering coupled with the challenges she faced during her journey of becoming a civil engineer made her to become an advocate to girls pursuing engineering.
ICON targets and pays routine visits to primary schools to create an awareness about the importance of technical education. At this level in educational ladder, children move to colleges and who they want to become in future determines the college they will enroll in. But because we know that becoming an expert in a particular field, the basics of that field should not be minimized, we step in to make sure they don’t make wrong choices. ICON offers encouragement prizes to some brilliant children in STEM and has successfully won the hearts of so many into technical education.
ICON also advocates for Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment through seminars and workshops.
At ICON, safety, security, commitment, teamwork and integrity are more than just words. They represent our core values and the brand we strive to live up to every day. ICON has fulfilled all requirements necessary to operate a company in Cameroon and will last for at least 99 years.