Life will continue to get better, primarily because of great people who have graced the earth with legendary mindsets, jaw-breaking abilities, and positive energies that are worth emulating.
The feminine gender is not left out of these remarkable inventions, and we have several Nigerian women who have made Nigerian-oriented technologies attain impressive milestones.
Today, we will be shedding our spotlight on Nine trailblazing women with more than a feather on their hats in the Nigerian technological sphere.
Tarebi started as a developer and solutions architect after bagging a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Queens College, City University of New York, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Yoke Solutions, Tarebi’s tech solutions company, was founded in 2006 and has delivered over 200 technology products across Nigeria, providing over 200 technology solutions for brands and businesses. She is also the founder of Sugar Weddings and Parties, a leading online wedding resource that provides event professionals; and a wedding lifestyle and inspiration blog, which offers reviews and inspirational content for newlyweds.
Omowale started as an analyst at Accenture, where she grew to become a lot of mind-blowing things like Managing Consultant, Business Process Re-engineering Expert, Human Resources Lead, and certified Project Manager.
As an offshoot of her innovating thinking, Omowale David-Ashiru founded a maternity retail company, which has continued to win grants and awards by the Federal Government.
Managing this company for over eight years, alongside being the Country Director for Nigeria and Ghana, and also the Head of Africa Operations at Andela– a highly known and competitive software engineering company with branches across the world, all shades of hard work and relentlessness.
Having a background in engineering due to tech-oriented parents, Oreoluwa grew up to be conscious of the magic and inherent qualities of technology. Even though she studied Economics, she got trained in Programming and also volunteered in tech organizations, which birthed her desire to help and teach female folks in technology-related matters.
In 2008, she founded Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a non-profit organization that empowers females, arming them with adequate skills in Information Technology. She also founded She Creates Camp, an afterschool technology club for secondary school girls, which is contributing towards the reduction of the gender gap in education.
So far, over 10,000 females have the Tech Lady to thank for the skills they have garnered in the digital sphere.
When it comes to mentioning tech-gurus in Nigeria, Lola Masha will undoubtedly take a front seat amidst others.
With an impressive history with working at several tech-based capacities, such as Consultancy at McKinsey & Company, Leader at Google, Country Manager for Nigeria at OLX group, and board member at Doreo Partners, Lola is a true trailblazer.
Of course, words will not suffice to cover her person. Still, Nigeria is undoubtedly blessed to have her grace the country with her breathtaking energy and exceptional expertise in the technological sphere, making her an inspiration to many.
Starting with codes, Desiree has gone ahead to set an indelible mark in the tech space, all based on her passion for leveraging technology in solving the world’s most pressing challenges.
Formerly the head of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, Desiree has explored— and is still exploring ways in which humans interact with technology. Now, she presently works as the Product Manager of Andela.
Her growth, no doubt, is a motivation for us, and from Desiree, we have learned that there’s more to technology than coding, programming, and developing—and all are worth exploring!
To be listed in Forbes’ “20 Youngest Power Women In Africa” will be nothing short of excellent delivery backed up by the consistency of an achiever. Meet Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria.
Juliet worked with Microsoft UK for six years. She received the Microsoft “Ship-IT” award for successfully launching the new MSN online subscription business in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Germany.
Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor knows her onions, and not only her country of citizenship has come to reckon with her, but the world has received this human gift in all of her awesomeness.
Our spotlight won’t be perfectly lit if it is not shed on Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, the first-ever Google Developer Expert for Android in Nigeria.
Moyinoluwa is a tech-enthusiast with a special knack for software engineering. She has worked in different capacities, not limited to android app development.
Moyinoluwa Adeyemi built Yoruba Watch Faces, arguably Nigeria’s first indigenous clock app on play store.
Organizing and attending tech conferences and event is one way she has been giving back to society, and she is credited with co-organizing several Lagos Google Developers Group conferences and events.
She is the first GDG Women’s Lead for Nigeria.
Mohini is proof that you do not have to study a tech course to make great techy waves in the world.
A graduate of English, minoring in Journalism, Media, and Public Discourse, Mohini Ufeli started her career as Andela’s Photographer in 2014.
Since then, she has come to be a master at storytelling through technology, where she weaves words with a mastery that is second to none. Mohini is presently the Media Manager of Paystack and also on a journey to add unique Mohini-value to the world.
Nkemdilim Uwaje-Begho is worth every standing ovation we give her and even more.
She started as a tech entrepreneur in 2008 as the founder of Future Software Resources Ltd. With almost 12 years of experience in this field. Her company has grown to be one of Nigeria’s leading IT Service companies.
With several successful high profile research projects to her name, Nkemdilim was appointed the Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc.
Nkemdilim Uwaje’s achievements are a source of inspiration to many, without an iota of doubt.
Technology and civilization are gradually erasing gender-based stereotypes and ensuring that we all live to our full potentials while impacting our world.
Technology is here to stay!