Priscilla

Tell us about your journey into tech?
With a background in health, I initially had little to no knowledge in technology or technology-related skills until I join a Tech Company in 2019 as a Social Media Manager/ Customer Service Personnel. By 2020 I was already a Project Manager for the company’s Software department and a Business Development Manager for the organization at large. Working with more male than female folks, I got to understand women are less interested in Stem and tech-related careers, which led to the birth of Craftdash Limited – A Creative Agency & Social Enterprise (a Just few months old) focused on Stem Education awareness and Job creation for female students in secondary and tertiary institute respectively in Nigeria.

How do you feel you have made a difference in what you do?
I have really grown above the stereotype that less women can excel in Tech and STEM-related fields and I believe I can do more and other females too can.

What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Having a Managerial Position in a fast-growing Technology Company and starting a company that is focused on other ladies doing the same.

How do you think people can go about making a difference, in regards to spreading awareness of Black Women in tech?
I believe young girls in secondary schools should have a community where they are mentored by various women in tech. If we have these communities in various locations around the world, we will encourage more girls to build careers in tech early on in their journeys.

What do you believe are the most effective ways to engage other ethnicities and genders to embrace diversity?
Awareness – People need to be informed about embracing diversity in whatever sector they find themselves in. By bringing together different strengths and points of view, the world will get to embrace new ideas and accommodate different styles of thinking.

What is the best advice you ever received?
You don’t have to see the whole staircase before taking the first step.

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