1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Hosted by Edel Technologies
Innovation Stage Powered by Visa Plot 5B, Water Corporation Road, Oniru Victoria Island Lagos
When one woman helps another, amazing things can happen and professional careers leap forward. That’s what Women in Technology is all about.
Face Up To The Facts: Lessons From Leading Women In Tech is an engaging panel discussion on practical strategies for women and tech companies seeking more women talent.
Participants will learn:
- Practical Strategies for navigating a career as a women in a technology role
- The art of career story telling for growth
The word “tech” and the idea of starting a business need no longer be stereotyped to males – Face Up To The Facts: Lessons From Leading Women In Tech will feature women tech-preneurs highlighting their respective projects and sharing their stories of success, struggle and triumph.
Are you a women in tech entrepreneur? Are you planning to be one?
This event aims to inspire and encourage women to get involved in tech-related industries, proving women are just as good as the men and are indeed poised to lead the next generation of game-changing African techpreneurs,
Ethel Cofie is a tech entrepreneur (www.edelitconsult.com) with extensive experience in Europe and Africa. As a Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative(YALI), Ethel has been featured in BBC and CNN for her work in technology and women leadership
Ethel has worked in UK ,Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone conceptualizing, executing and working with teams to align corporate strategy to IT strategy and to develop and manage creative technology solutions. She has international experience working on a variety of projects including the Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project, the Ford Foundation’s Election Monitoring project for Nigeria, and was also head of Commercial Solutions at Vodafone.
Passionate about women in tech, Ethel founded Women in Tech Ghana, organized the 1st Pan African woman in tech meetup and in 2013 was shortlisted for the UN GEM Tech Award for work supporting women in ICT .
Ethel Cofie serves on a number of boards including Egotickets (An Africa online ticketing platform) and Chillax ( A Mobile App for providing tailored entertainment choices for professional Africans) and Social Media week Lagos.
Her latest project is an Accelerator AfricaTwenty10 for startups launching in multiple African markets.
Ugochi is an IT professional skilled in software project management, a technology enthusiast, web developer and business developer, amongst many things. She co-founded TaxiPark Nigeria, the first online taxi booking platform in Nigeria. Currently is the co-owner and business manager of Tranzit Nigeria. Tranzit Nigeria is the growing curator for world-class transportation, location based and mobility services. Tranzit has two products under its umbrella: TaxiPixi Africa – Taxi e- hailing service and TranzitIT – the technology based delivery business which serves both SMEs, brick and mortar store owners and regular consumers. She is responsible for business development, technical research, performance, quality assurance and resource planning at Tranzit Nigeria. She holds a B.Sc. in Geology (University of Ghana) and an M.Sc. in Information Technology (University of Glasgow).
She worked as a Realtime Analyst and a Junior Resource Planner at Teleperformance UK. During her free time, she also worked for TaxiparkNG (then) and Tranzit remotely. Ugochi worked on the Block and Quayle (B&Q) project as an analyst and as a resource planner, She worked on 2 main campaigns, John Lewis and Virgin Media. Having moved back to Nigeria last year, 12 Feb 2014 Ugochi is very focused on the growth and expansion of Tranzit. She is looking to employ all the experience she has gathered over the years into the business that is Tranzit Nigeria.
Mrs Nkemdilim Begho (nee Uwaje)
A seasoned professional in the IT Service Industry, Mrs Nkemdilim Begho has served as the Managing Director of Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd (Futuresoft) since 2008. Under her leadership, the company has been strategically re-branded and re-focused on three core areas; Online Solution
Development, E-Learning & IT Security, thus establishing it as one of the top IT solution providers in
As a change catalyst, Mrs Begho recognized that the African technology space is in it’s infancy and requires significant innovations in order to leap-frog and compete in global spheres, this spurred her desire to design initiatives and solutions that ensure Futuresoft provides tailored-made IT solutions for
African businesses that are delivered in accordance with global standards.Driven by her passion for delivering quality education to African children the award winning i-Connect Project (www.i-connectproject.com), an ICT4D initiative focused on education and ICT was borne. Theproject is the Winner of the 2012 Etisalat Prize for innovation and the 2013 AR-CSR SustainableSolutions Showcase.
He holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Business Administration; (both degrees) from the University of Benin, Nigeria. He has attended extensive leadership and management courses in Europe , US and Africa with the most recent being a certificate in Strategic Management from the Graduate School of Business Leadership , University of South Africa.
At Intel, he has worked extensively with Telecommunication companies, Service Providers and Governments in West Africa to assist them introduce services such as Digital Home, Wireless Broadband, Network Infrastructure, Content/Applications and Enterprise computing solutions as well as launch country wide digital inclusion projects.
In the last two years, he has worked extensively with local content providers, application developers and strategic partners, on innovation related projects to drive Intel relevance and bring value to Intel engagements in the West Africa region.
Lola started Ella Matthew in 2013 after having worked both in the Creative and Technical side of Fashion and Beauty eCommerce in multi-million dollar UK companies such as Radley London, Penhaligos, L’Artisan, Zara, Harrods, Primark, to name a few. She has worked across fields from the shop floor to the catwalk as a model and truly has a passion for fashion.
Lola fully realised her passion for the fashion and eCommerce business during her time as the creative lead of the eCommerce team of Radley London (Radley.co.uk), a British handbag label. Having spotted the gap in the Nigerian market, she matched this passion with the growth of technology and hence eCommerce in Nigeria. She then decided to move to Lagos to pursue this opportunity and founded Ella.
At Ella.ng, theyare working to give these ladies a consistent and credible avenue to shop for fashion online. We aim to achieve this by:
- Offering a wide variety of affordable clothing refreshed on a regular basis.
- Providing a great customer experience through our well-designed site and through reliable delivery.
They are targeting 10 million shoppers and aim to sell 100,000 items in 2015
Venue & Location
Innovation Stage Powered by VisaPlot 5B, Water Corporation Road, Oniru
Victoria Island, Lagos