Meet these Young, Nigerian Women Pushing Boundaries in Tech
To mark digital inclusion week, we feature 3 women under 30 using tech to make changes to the status-quo. Just like we at FlexiSAF are committed to using technology to take education in Nigeria where no one has before, these women are making a difference in a previously-male dominated tech eco-system as the industry becomes more and more viable in Nigeria.[caption id="attachment_2346" align="alignnone" width="696"]
Digital Inclusion is all about promoting the use of tech across all ages, gender groups and income classes. Join the conversation by tagging us @FlexiSAF on social media using the hashtag #digitalinclusion[/caption]Reminiscent of this list by Devcenter in February highlighting 10 female Nigerian developers to watch out for, here’s our pick of 3 admirable young Nigerian women pioneering their different niches using technology:
1. Kelechi Udoagu & Tolu Agunbiade
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photo from forcreativegirls.com[/caption]Technically, this is a two in one entry but we'll count it as one. Out of their passion for writing, these 2 young ladies founded Skrife; an online platform that is committed to ‘ridding the web of crappy content’. Their online platform for finding freelance writers was launched in 2016 to enable entrepreneurs, brands, digital agencies and start-ups get the best content for their audiences. They target firms needing quality content that satisfies their communication needs but don’t have the time or resources to do it in-house.
2. Yasmin Bello Osagie & Afua Osei
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photo from one.org[/caption]Another duo! These ladies are the brains behind SheLeadsAfrica, which was aptly described by OkayAfrica as an “entrepreneurial incubator, aiming to accelerate and cultivate successful African women-led businesses.”Just brilliant.
3. Omolara Adejuwon
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photo from ios.uplabs.com[/caption]Omolara is responsible for an idea called KassAfrica, Nigeria's first consumer credit marketplace. The vision of KassAfrica is to enable quality shopping of goods and deals from trusted sellers and merchants at affordable prices supporting installment payments and assuring you of super-fast delivery. She also happens to be a genius developer; ranking among top 10 GitHub Developers in Nigeria.Even though in 2017, women in tech still face some unique challenges; some highlighted in this techcrunch article, it is increasingly becoming a more inclusive environment for all.Complement our short list of impressive women in tech with this one by techpoint; and if you'd like to, follow up with Forbes World’s Most powerful women in tech.If you liked this post, share on social media or subscribe to our mailing list below to get more updates on tech trends (especially in the edtech industry) and our occasional brown bag article.