Women have played significant roles in the world’s technological growth, despite being a male-dominated field. And Nigeria is not left out; women are making important contributions to the Nigerian IT industry. Over the last several years, the Nigerian IT industry has experienced unprecedented development.
For their contributions to the progress of information technology (IT) in Nigeria, these women deserve to be recognized.
We’ve produced a list of the most well-known Nigerian women in technology who have had a significant effect on the country’s technology industry and contributed to its growth.
1. Funke Opeke
Funke Opeke is an electrical engineer and the CEO of Main One Cable Firm, a communications services company in Lagos, Nigeria. He founded Main Street Technologies and is the creator of Main Street Technologies. Main One is a significant supplier of communications and network solutions in West Africa, having constructed the region’s first privately owned submarine. The project, which cost $240 million and was finished on schedule and on budget in 2010, cost $240 million. Main One is also responsible for the development of MDX-Lekki i’s Data Center, West Africa’s largest Tier III Data Center, a $40 million investment with a capacity of 600 racks.
2. Ire Aderinokun
Ire Aderinokun is a User Interface Designer and Google Developer from Lagos, Nigeria. Her interest in technology began when she was 14 years old, when she was captivated by how an online game operated.
Ire is one of the co-founders of BuyCoins, a Nigerian cryptocurrency exchange site. Ire is presently the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engineering.
3. Juliet Ehimuan
Juliet Ehimuan is the Google Country Manager for Nigeria. She is a Nigerian technology expert and entrepreneur.
She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering with honors. She also has a degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge and an Executive MBA from the London Business School. The London Business School Global Women’s Scholarship granted her a scholarship. At Cambridge University, she received two scholastic awards: Selwyn College Scholar and Malaysian Commonwealth Scholar.
4. Omobola Olubusola Johnson
Omobola Olubusola Johnson is a Nigerian technocrat and, without a doubt, one of the industry’s top ladies. She is the worldwide Alliance for Affordable Internet’s Honorary Chairperson.
Her extensive expertise of technology landed her a position as the former Minister of Communication Technology during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. She spent the most of her time in office focusing on the introduction and execution of the National Broadband Plan. She spent 25 years with Accenture, an international consulting business, prior to her nomination as minister. Omobola serves on the boards of many non-profit and for-profit organizations, including MTN Nigeria and Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), of which she was the founding Chairperson.
5. Tarebi Alebiosu
Tarebi Alebiosu, a software developer, business solution specialist, and technology guru at Tarebi, is a technology guru. Yoke Solutions, a technology firm she founded in 2006, has supplied technological solutions to over 200 institutions, including the Lagos State Government, the Bayelsa State Government, the National Theatre, and Topbrass Aviation. Yoke Solutions expanded its services to include an online wedding resource in 2008. (Sugar Weddings and Parties)
Tarebi worked as a Solutions Architect at Live Technology Holdings, an Omnicom subsidiary based in New York, prior to founding Yoke Solutions (the largest advertising agency holding company in the world). She earned a two-year contract with Code Worldwide after three years at Live Technology, where she led product development for General Motors.
6. Omowale David-Ashiru
Omowale David-Ashiru is the Country Director of Andela Nigeria, a digital business that invests in some of Africa’s most skilled software engineers to build exceptional engineering teams.
Omowale had a ten-year career with Accenture, where she started as an Analyst and progressed through the ranks to become a professional Management Consultant, Business Process Re-engineering specialist, and Certified Project Manager.
7. Moyinoluwa Adeyemi
Moyinoluwa Adeyemi is a Nigerian software developer, computer enthusiast, and blogger. She has an unquenchable passion for technology and attempts to apply it to solving challenges. As a result, she has developed over seven smartphone apps that provide creative answers to a variety of problems. Her applications address a variety of topics, including tourism, education, and social connections.
Moyinoluwa worked on Tour9ja in 2012, an android application that allows tourists and inhabitants of Nigeria to learn more about the country’s states and sites. In 2016, Moyinloluwa created an app that tells the time in Yoruba and is accessible on all Android systems. Efficacy is a web application/android mobile app she established in October 2013. This program was her submission for the National Software Competition, where she came in second place. In Nigeria, Efficacy was created to detect phony pharmaceuticals.