Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day - Meet Top Women In Technology in Nigeria and The World

   
    Even though women are often neglected in the technology world, I won't hesitate to recognize and celebrate the few unsung heroes in the advancement of information technology (IT) in Nigeria and the world at large.

Every 8th day of March globally is recognized as the international women's day and I am using this opportunity to mention some of the ladies/women who have impressed me with their technology skills. Some of them have made big positive impacts in the country while the others have done that beyond their nations. I will start with the names of top Nigerian women that had distinguished themselves in the technology industry and here we go.

TOP NIGERIAN WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

1. Evangeline Wiles
Evangeline Wiles is the Managing Director of Nigeria’s leading online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng

2. Dr. Omobola Johnson
Dr. Omobola is a Nigerian technocrat and the pioneer Minister of Communication Technology, a position she acquired following her appointment as part of the transformation Agenda of the Goodluck Jonathan government. Her ministry was responsible for the epic achievement of launching the famous NigComSat-IR Satellite. Which has boosted Nigerias efforts at fibre connectivity and the provision of greater bandwidth in telecommunication today.

3. Funke Opeke
Funke is an experienced telecom executive who founded Main Street Technologies and she is the C.E.O. of MainOne. She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife in 1981 where she bagged a degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering before proceeding to New York, United States for a Master’s degree at Columbia University. Prior to that she was the Chief Technical Officer in MTN Nigeria and also served as adviser to Transcorp and Chief Operating Officer of NITEL for a brief period before launching Main Street Technologies in 2007

4. Lola Mahsha
Lola Mahsha is the Country Manager of OLX, a position she assumed since 2014. She obtained her PhD in Engineering from the University of California,

5. Juliet Ehimuan
Juliet Ehimuan is Google’s Country Manager, a position she assumed since 2011.
She started her career at Shell Petroleum Development Company as Performance Monitoring and Quality Assurance Supervisor.
Following that, she worked as Program Manager at Microsoft UK for six years, initially managing Strategic Projects for MSN EMEA.

6. Tobi Ayeni
Tobi Ayeni is the first recognised and most popular female tech blogger in Nigeria. Tobi is the founder of Misstechy.com, a blog she started in February 2015. The Banking and Finance graduate started Misstechy out of her passion for technology , little did she know that the blog will grow to be one of the best in the country. Misstechy focuses on Gadgets , Mobile Apps and Technology in general. I am personally impressed and overwhelmed at her use of technology skills especially in her phone reviews. She is very talented in video editing which she claimed she does it by her self. She is definitely an inspiration for both male and female tech bloggers. A hardworking lady that will always deserve my mention any day, anytime.

OTHER TOP WOMEN IN WORLD TECHNOLOGY

✔️ Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, U.S.

✔️ Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube, U.S.

✔️ Meg Whitman, CEO, HP, U.S.

✔️ Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM, U.S.

✔️ Angela Ahrendts, Senior VP, Apple, U.S.

✔️ Safra Catz, Co-CEO, Oracle, U.S.

✔️ Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet, U.S.

✔️ Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox, U.S.

✔️ Lucy Peng, CEO, Ant Financial Services Group, China

✔️ Amy Hood, CFO, Microsoft, U.S.

✔️ Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo, U.S.

✔️ Zhou Qunfei, Chair, Lens Technology, Hong Kong

✔️ Gwynne Shotwell, COO, SpaceX, U.S.

✔️ Solina Chau, Cofounder, Horizons Ventures, Hong Kong

✔️ Mary Meeker, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, U.S.

✔️ Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital, Singapore

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13 comments:

  1. nice remember. They say what man can do woman can do better. I wish all the women all over the world happy women day.

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  2. nice............... respect to those females technologist............. happy international women day

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  3. Wizy you know am this kind of Naughty guy and now I want to say something naughty again oo...... If not that you already have a Wife i would have wanted you to make your move for Tobi ( Tech vs Tech ), I know that sounds naughty but yes I want it to.
    Am in my Site @ ConTechs Blog , Come and Beat me!

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  4. wow...this is amazing, nice work wizyy

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  5. can somebody enlighten me about there's different between, international women day and women day

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  6. I think they are all the same @gaddafi

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