MainOne CEO to women: Take up tech careers

MainOne CEO to women: Take up tech careers

MainOne CEO to women: Take up tech careers

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Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer MainOne has encouraged the female folks to take up careers in the technology industry to reduce gender imbalance in the ICT industry.
The MainOne CEO who said this at the press conference announcing the 2015 Women Technology Empowerment Center’s Technology Camp says the under-representation of women in the tech industry stands at a 7:3 ratio as shown in the Global Technology Industry report and stressed the need for concerted efforts to reverse this imbalance.

[blockquote right=”pull-right”]The MainOne CEO referenced the 2015 Technovation Challenge World Pitch held at San Francisco in the USA where four Nigerian girls clinched $10,000 after beating finalists from India, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia with their mobile app, Discardious, which seeks to offer solutions to refuse disposal challenge in Nigeria. [/blockquote]

Opeke, who was represented by Temitope Osunrinde of MainOne referenced the 2015 Technovation Challenge World Pitch held at San Francisco in the USA where four Nigerian girls clinched $10,000 after beating finalists from India, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia with their mobile app, Discardious, which seeks to offer solutions to refuse disposal challenge in Nigeria.
MainOne CEO to women: Take up tech careers
Participants at the 1000 Girls initiative promoted by the Ministry of Communication Technology to encourage interest of girls in ICT
The MainOne CEO canvassed concerted activities to encourage young females to take up technology careers and also highlighted the opportunities the industry offers women in making meaningful contributions to society through relevant, cutting-edge innovative solutions.
According to Opeke, the company’s support of initiatives aimed to encourage technology careers for Nigerian girls including the Global Girls in ICT Day and the W.TEC technology Camp.
“At MainOne, our goal is to provide girls of all ages with support, mentorship and the motivation to pursue ICT-driven careers, eventually becoming active role models themselves to the next generation of girls. Our CEO, Ms. Opeke is an ITU female role model and believes this cycle is necessary to create better opportunities for our girls and revert the gender imbalance in Technology.”
Commenting, Oreoluwa Somolu, Executive Director of W.TEC, explained that the technology camp adopts a variety of strategies that enable female students maximize their learning experiences and make them better-equipped to pursue careers in technology.
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