The Future Is Female: Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, WTEC founder.


Technology has always been perceived to be best suited for men, but in recent years, women have been challenging themselves to do better and be a better person that moves this great country forward. When we talking about empowering other women and making them believe in themselves, Mrs. Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi is a great example of that. Mrs. Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi was born and raised in Nigeria. She went to Queen's College, Lagos and after which she proceeds to study a Diploma course in Computer Programming. She had her Bachelor of Science in Economics at the University of Essex and her Master of Science in analysis, design and management information at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mrs. Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi worked with Lonadek Oil and Gas consultancy in the UK.  she was given the ABIE Award in 2009 as the winner of the Change Agent Award. She is the founder and executive director of the Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). She is married to Mr. Gboyega Lesi.
           
W.TEC was founded in 2008; it is an NGO that empowers both women and girls both socially and economical through the use of Information Technology. The organization has helped about 12,000 girls in Nigeria.
          
Mrs. Oreoluwa is changing the narrative one girl at a time, creating a viable network of young women mentored and empowered with the right skill sets through her 'She Creates' program. Her work focuses on the tech and gender space, her effort in closing the gap created by inequality in the tech space is admirable. Partnering with the W.TEC  initiative is a step in the right direction and investment in the bright promising future of the Nigerian child. The future is female and we can all  participate.

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