Onyeka Aghanenu is a Designer/Developer; her core expertise and skill crush is in CSS, Visual Basic 6 and PHP. Miss Onyeka is one of those geeks that makes you tick when you visit your favorite website; from the way the website is laid out, to the way the buttons acts when you click on them. As a front end developer, she implements the designs on the web.
Onyeka isn't really into hardcore programming but more proficient with graphics, photoshop and Adobe Illustrators tools. In one of her interviews with Bankole Olorunfemi of TechCabal she says " I don’t care for hardcore programming. When it comes to graphics, Photoshop and Illustrator are my tools. I like to think there’s no CMS platform I can’t customize to the T at this point".
Her first degree was in Computer Information Systems (B.Sc.), from Babcock University 2006. She holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from School of Media and Communication, Pan-Atlantic University,London, United Kingdom.
She founded nlist, a virtual community that is building the largest directory of Nigerian production and talent.
Onyeka is currently the founder of nlist, a virtual community and directory for Nigerian production.
From May 2014-April 2015, she worked as a Front End Developer with Delivery Science Inc. Design of mockups and wireframes for client projects. At Delivery Science, she designed the company brand assets including marketing materials and worked extensively with Bootstrap Framework, Grunt and LESS.
In 2011, she had enormous thread design experience with Desire Creative as a freelance developer and graphic designer.
Miss Onyeka worked as a Corporate Relation Intern for Unilever Plc in 2013.
In 2010, she worked as a frontend web developer with Zenith Bank group , part of the award winning Zenith Bank Web team.
She was also a Web Developer Intern for Infographics Limited between May– August, 2005 as an Intern - Web Development and Design, Content Management.
Aghanenu is tremendously contributing her quota to the tech ecosystem.
Yasmin Belo-Osagie was born in Boston United States of America but grew up in Nigeria. Yasmin attended a boarding school in England before graduating from Princeton University USA. She also attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and London.
Belo-Osagie is also pursuing a joint JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has worked at McKinsey & Co for 2 years as a consultant where she focused on developing multi-year growth strategies for large organizations. McKinsey & Company is the trusted advisor and counselor to many of the world's most influential businesses and institutions.
In 2013, Yasmin Belo-Osagie cofounded She Leads Africa which has helped to nurture hundreds of aspiring, ambitious female entrepreneurs, with support from companies including Intel, Guaranty Trust Bank, Huawei, and Etisalat. She leads the events and offline programming team. She Leads Africa (SLA) is a women’s social enterprise based in Nigeria that seeks to address challenges women on the continent face in creating, growing, and sustaining their businesses and professional services. SLA provides online platform, offering articles and materials on business advice, which is specifically tailored to entrepreneurship on the continent.
Her vision to see African women excel in their businesses did not just end with cofounding SLA. In 2015, Belo-Osagie took five female entrepreneurs to China to meet with successful women entrepreneurs and China-based investors interested in Africa.
She has also hosted versions of her professional boot camp, the SheHive , in Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa, and other cities.
In 2016, Yasmin was nominated as one of the Fast Company’s most creative people in business, along with 99 other people. She was chosen because of her role in developing female entrepreneurs.
Why TechHer loves her:
Belo-Osagie's vision is to turn Africa into a digital destination full of career-driven “Motherland Moguls". This is in line with She Leads Africa's vision which is to become the #1 digital destination for smart and ambitious young African women.
Her three key advice which are ensuring that one's to-do lists have deadlines, delegating tasks and having someone who keeps you accountable are major headers in building successful businesses. As tech savy people, we also believe that if these are applied to tech ideas; growth will be inevitable.
Belo-Osagie’s dreams are continent-sized, but with thousands of women in her sphere, we have no doubt she’s going to help women entrepreneurs not just in Africa but globally. We truly support her, why shouldn't we?
Betty Mwangi graduated in 1990 with a degree in Electrical and electronic engineering from Victoria University of Manchester, UK. She also obtained a Diploma in Marketing, Chartered Institute of Marketing from International College, London, UK in 1993. She also completed her MBA in 2014 from University of Leicester, UK.
From 2007 to 2016, Betty Mwangi has worked as both Chief Officer – New Products and Services Division and currently as the General Manager for Financial Services at Safaricom. Safaricom provides voice, data, financial services and enterprise solutions for a range of subscribers, small businesses and government, using a variety of platforms. They are also the founders of mobile−money juggernaut; M−PESA service. M-PESA was not conceived as a standardized mobile-money service. Instead, it evolved organically on the streets of Kenyan cities and villages. M-PESA has dramatically changed both the global mobile-money market and daily Kenyan life. It has made the streets safer, empowered women and spurred economic development, from deepening the credit market to making long-distance money transfers cheaper and easier for everyone.
M-PESA was only a micromicrofinance project, funded jointly by Vodafone and the British Government. However, M-PESA subscribers started using the service to transfer money between themselves, filling a newly obvious gap in the Kenyan financial services sector. With a user base of more than 15 million subscribers, M−PESA is both raking in revenue and extending ﬁnancial services to entirely new sectors of the population.
In August 2011, Betty was recognized as one of the TOP 10 African Women in ICT by the ITNewsAfrica.
In December 2011, she was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear by President Mwai Kibaki in recognition of her contribution to Kenya’s information, communication and technology (ICT) sector.
In June 2010, Betty was featured by Mobile Communications International (MCI) as one of the top 10 women in mobile globally.
From 2002-2007, she was Chief Marketing Officer at Afsat Communications Limited. She was responsible for developing and managing the distributor network for the iWay business in 26 African countries.
In 2013, she was named one of Africa’s 20 most influential women in technology.
From 2001–2002, She worked at Medex Marketing as the Managing Director, Nairobi. She also has experience in International, Demand Management and Special Projects when she worked with SmithKline Beecham between 1996 and 2001.
From 1993-1996, she was the Manager at Telephones Division of Wilken.
From records, Betty Mwangi-Thuo has over 16 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.
Why we love her
Betty Mwangi-Thuo has been credited with spearheading Safaricom’s globally recognised mobile money transfer service; M-PESA. M-PESA's revenue doubled under Betty's regime as General Manager. They hit Sh 32.63 Billion in march 2015 when compared to year 2012 when they made Sh 16.87. She is definitely smart, innovative and a goal- getter who delivers smart results at every point in time. This is something we value at TechHer.
Damilola Teidi hails from Kogi state, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Information Technology from Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. Miss Damilola has a Master’s Degree in Strategy and Innovation Management from University of Southampton, London.
She is the co-founder of Gomyway.com; a ride sharing company in Nigeria. Miss Teidi has worked as a developer and a business analyst with Cchub. Damilola has created stored procedures, triggers, asp pages and database tables for SMS push applications for customers using SQL queries. She is indeed versatile in creating web pages for various companies using asp.net.
Miss Teidi has profound knowledge in the programming language - C#
In 2011, Damilola worked as a Software developer at Socketworks in Lagos for a period of 2 years and 5 months. While working at the Socketworks, she created an online shopping mall using PHP. She also worked on a web portal that enabled prospective students of a polytechnic in Nigeria apply for the polytechnic's exam online. There was over 8000 applicants who used this portal successfully.
In July 2012, she developed a fashion website called Styjunki born out of her passion for style and fashion. Did we forget to mention that Miss Damilola is also a Model? Yes, she is a model. She designed and still manages the development of the website. She curated content for all the profile pages as well as the social media management for Styljunki.
As a researcher in October 2013 with Kinetik Solutions Limited London, she carried out research on gathering solutions and data for relevant documentation for the organisation. She also researched around a new innovative product and developed a prototype for technology partners.
From July 2014- September 2014, Miss Teidi worked at the Programme Management Office as an intern at University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Teidi helped the university computer-based system to undergo a formal test lifecycle which covers test planning, analysis and designs.
In November 2014, she was the Business Analyst for Pre-incubation of one of Nigeria’s leading Tech Innovation hub called Co-creation Hub in Lagos. Damilola managed the administration bringing new committed social entrepreneurs to the Hub portfolio. She managed growth hacking session and progress reports to key officers.
Why TechHer Loves Her:
Looking at Damiola’s resume we can say she’s goal driven, persistent and hard-working. She has been able to combine both her passion for modelling and her career in Tech. She used technology to enable and improve the fashion/style sector in Nigeria.
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