INT’L WOMEN’S DAY: LET’S GET GIRLS VERY EXCITED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY- LIZ OLORUNLEKE

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”It’s really fascinating to know that these codes can solve real human problems”. And that was what got me into this field.Growing up as a student, I had a thing for Mathematics, Sciences, and Computer. I had always looked forward to opportunities to apply this knowledge to solve real problems facing our society.

I got myself tutored online with resources and practical lessons. I googled, binged and asked the internet for programming, design and software tutorials.I started freelancing for some jobs and got some quick placements at some foundation, agencies, and brands. Now I run my own Digital Software Company, Inspiriasoft.com- for 4 years now.

I was recently selected by Google to train at their Digital Business Manager Program and also now a partner at Microsoft. This experience for me has been inclusive and high growth stunner.I want to solve the real problems faced by the African community especially women and youth related with simple digital solutions.

I recently launched a project with my team in Nigeria, Tech4Her. We are driven to expand economic opportunities for girls and women by equipping them with ICT, Tools, and expertise. Women will be able to apply these technology tools to solve real problems they face such as education, violence, insecurity, funds etc.

We will be installing Digital labs (with computers, internet, and learning packages) and facilitating Digital literacy classes in Secondary schools, Institutions and Communities.

Elizabeth Olorunleke

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