By Favour Unukaso
IN a remarkable display of resilience and untapped potential, a rising generation of young women in Nigeria is boldly taking centre stage in the global tech industry.
The digital age and the transformative power of the Internet have opened the doors to new opportunities, with the Vbank Women in Tech programme leading the charge in nurturing these prospects for women.
The Nest, in collaboration with Women in Tech Nigeria facilitated by the generous sponsorship of Vbank, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the Women in Tech programme. This programme, which empowered women in Nigeria to embrace technology by providing training in various tech-related fields, witnessed the graduation of a ground-breaking 1,500 women.
The Women in Tech programme, spearheaded by WIT Nigeria, is an integral part of the global Women in Tech organization’s mission to empower women worldwide to excel in the tech industry. Vbank, a leading microfinance bank in Nigeria, played a pivotal role in sponsoring this initiative, further underscoring their commitment to supporting women in technology.
The comprehensive programme offered courses in Data Analytics, Product Management, Product Design, and Digital Marketing. Participants were immersed in a transformative learning experience, gaining valuable skills in these key areas over the course of 10 weeks.
Country Director of Women in Tech Nigeria, Solape Akinpelu, expressed her excitement saying, “The Women in Tech program has been a remarkable journey for all of us. We’ve witnessed incredible growth and determination among the participants, and we’re proud to see them equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the tech industry.”
The Managing Director of Vbank, Gbenga Omolokun, added: “Vbank is committed to supporting initiatives that promote diversity and inclusivity in technology, which is a part of our key focus areas in the bank. We are ecstatic to have been part of this remarkable journey and eagerly anticipate the far-reaching impact these exceptionally talented women will make.”
The Global Founder of Women in Tech, Ayumi Moore, commended the dedication of all involved parties, stating, “It’s inspiring to see the tech community come together to empower women in such a meaningful way. The success of this program is a testament to what we can achieve when we collaborate.”
Peter Ogedengbe and Joba Oloba, Co-founders of The Nest, expressed their pride in being the training partner for this program through their Girl Code Academy initiative. Peter Ogedengbe stated, “At The Nest, we believe in the transformative power of tech. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity within the tech world. The goal is to create an ecosystem that accelerates growth, encourages collaboration, and shapes the future of tech and business in Africa.”