Yemisi

Tell us about your journey into tech?
I started my tech journey in secondary school studying IT at GCSE and A-Level before going into my first professional role at 16 as an IT intern for a large central London recruitment firm. I worked under one of the most inspirational black women in tech that I know – my first mentor, Patricia Aderibigbe a leader in human capital who now leads the Global HR department of Africa’s leading bank, UBA. I loved my first role in IT so made the choice to study Computer Science at university and have literally been sold ever since!

How do you feel you have made a difference in what you do?
I’ve dedicated my life to conceptualising, designing, developing and marketing unique solutions specifically built and designed for economic growth within black communities. Technology (particularly Fintech) is an industry that has and will continue to pave the way for social change in regards to racial inequality and discrimination. When black communities empower themselves technologically we will also empower ourselves economically. When we thrive financially, we will thrive socially too.

What would you say is your biggest achievement?
I’m all about innovation and being unique and I believe I’ve shown that anything Is possible by setting up my own business to meet the technological needs of my local community and beyond.

How do you think people can go about making a difference, in regards to spreading awareness of Black Women in tech?
It’s inspiring and healing seeing smart black women thriving and connecting in the technology space. It’s such a vast industry with so many roles available. I highly recommend going along to an event with a friend, sister or cousin. Maybe even a boyfriend? They don’t discriminate!

 

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