A couple of years ago, I set up a forum in my organization where females could work together to promote more females to remain in the organization. But more importantly, to support each other in developing and growing our careers. Once every quarter, a senior female executive in my organization dials in by video conference to support us with career advice, by sharing their experiences or discussing relevant career topics. Presenters were open to questions after each session. We would have participants dial in from different countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya. Dakar, Sweden, UAE, Mexico, USA etc.). I ran these sessions for about two years. It grew and the demand for these sessions were unbelievable. I started Women & Career as a way to reach out to other women beyond my organization. These sessions are now externally available. Using social media and online presence, we have set up this platform targeted towards women globally that want to grow their careers. The platform will share career advice, practical tips, tools and resources from different female executives .
My name is Jane Egerton-Idehen, a telecommunication executive. I have a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in that industry. I love to curate thoughts around my career journey, experiences and passion in life. I hope you love our platform. We are here to serve and inspire you to join our conversation!
Oluwatomisin Onatemowo is an alumna of Babcock University, where she Studied Economics. She is a certified project and customer relationship manager, with field experience working for a global ICT and Digital services giant. She has a flair for research, music, Poetry, and blogging and is on the lookout for opportunities to contribute her quota to a progressive business in the areas of economic and financial research cum analysis, business strategy and financial management.
Titi Obasanya is a USA Accredited Small Business (SME) Consultant and experienced Business Consultant interested in supporting Start-ups and providing advice on small business development. She was recently selected as one of the winners of the British Council 2016 Creative Enterprise Challenge.
Titi Obasanya qualified as an Accountant (ACCA) in England where she obtained a second degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University. Her first degree was from the University of Lagos where she studied Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.
She also runs Startupdesk a service company that supports Startups and helps entrepreneurs in Africa achieve success.
Susan Ikegwu is an Unapologetic Red Haired Feminist, passionate about African women and their development. She Studied Politics and International Relations at Esep le Berger Universite Benin Republic. She is on a mission to changing the status quo of gender in Africa.
Larisa Bowen-Dodoo is a growing leader with more than five years of experience in engineering research, youth engagement, entrepreneurial product development and project management. As an engineer by education, she actively advocates African Women in STEM. Larisa is currently a Projects Coordinator at the British Council in Ghana and a Global Shaper at the Accra Hub of the World Economic Forum - Global Shapers community where she leads the team as President to deliver bottom-up social change projects in Ghana.
She is the founder of Levers in Heels, a digital platform highlighting rising African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). They do this by sharing their stories through meaningful dialogue, running discourse events on issues pertaining to African women in STEM, to influence solutions and policy development.
Modupe Akin is a versatile and result-orient management consultant with over 15 years experience of helping her clients deliver on their strategic objectives through implementation of robust solutions across their business operations; people, processes, and technology. Mo has worked with small to large scale organisations in the Financial, Healthcare, Defence, Oil & Gas, and Public sectors, headquartered across the globe - mainly the United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and North America. Her passion is in problem-solving and driving changes that help businesses improve the quality of services delivered, to make them the business of choice for their Customers and preferred place to work for their Employees.
Mo has extended her passion and skills to assist individuals to identify their unique abilities and hone their skills to become the best of themselves, by volunteering with various Youth groups in her local community and in Nigeria. She obtained her first degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and holds an MBA, with Merit, from the Durham University Business School, UK. She enjoys playing sports, singing, and having a relaxed time out with family and friends.
Gbolahan Olojede is a resourceful corporate executive with professional experience spanning over 24years, 9 of which were spent as a C-level executive. He is a consummate Finance and Accounting professional with extensive exposure to Marketing, Operations, and Management at various levels. His industry exposure cuts across Professional Services, Investment & Corporate Banking, Print Media, Education, Healthcare and Oil & Gas.
A 1991 graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria since 1997. He is also an alumnus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas where he graduated top of his MBA class in 2004.
He is currently the CEO of Aspect Advisory Services Limited, a business focused on advising SMEs on proper business structures and bookkeeping, to make them able to attract funding, and helping with raising the funding required.