Bukky's session with Viola was amazing not only did she shed so much light on the challenges of females in technology especially the underrepresented group, she also highlighted the opportunities in Africa.
When Viola was asked what drives her, she gave a powerful statement "the idea that someone can tell me what I can or can't do drives the reason why I am not interested in being ordinary". She is definitely not ordinary, taking on payment processing in Africa when no one thought it was possible is not a small feat. Listen and learn from one of the very top African Techpreneur changing the narratives and creating innovative solutions to disrupt the status quo.
Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and President of Ovamba Solutions, Inc. (www.Ovamba.com). Ovamba is an award winning African “TradeTech” company that creates culturally attuned technologies for Financial Institutions. Financial Institutions license Ovamba’s digital solutions so that they can serve formal and informal African SMEs in the trade & commodities sectors with capital and financial inclusion. Ovamba’s solutions combine innovative Sharia compliant structures with eCommerce, logistics, and business services to drive financial inclusion and promote growth. Ms. Llewellyn oversees innovation, strategic implementation, investor communications, and global business development.
Mariah Manzano is the CEO & Co-Founder of Opal, whose mission is to empower students through mentorship at any point in their career-search journey. She is also currently a Software Engineer at Cisco, former NASA Ames intern, and former Santa Clara University UX Project Manager and Career Center employee. She’s a class of 2020 graduate from Santa Clara University with a degree in Web Design & Engineering and emphasis on Entrepreneurship.
She is particularly passionate about empowering underrepresented groups to pursue their dream careers because as a woman of color in tech, she recognizes the power of seeing someone you can identify with in a role you see yourself in. Or even in a role you never thought you could pursue. She believes that the realm of possibility exponentiates with even the slightest bit of encouragement and empowerment.
She is the CEO and co-founder of Opal! The "Tinder for Mentorship" mobile app that connects college students with mentors. She is a strong believer in trying new things, a growth mindset, befriending imposter syndrome, and leveraging art to connect with your most human self.
The tech-for-good platform whatimpact is set to standardise CSR launches with a promise to help us live more sustainably by 2030.
Tiia Sammallahti CEO/Founder of whatImpact, whatimpact is a ground-breaking and innovative AI tool designed to revolutionise the social impact world.
Tiia with her non-tech background was initially afraid of setting up a tech platform but forged ahead with passion and resilience to launch this powerful AI driven platform that is set to change the way individuals and organisations fulfil their social responsibility.
whatimpact was created by the visionary and dedicated passion of Tiia Sammallahti, driven by a desire to make the world a better place.
Listen to her story about how her professionalism and pure diligence paid off years after she reconnected with one of her clients.
"Take small step toward your big goals" said Tiia.
Have you ever felt like an imposter? Sonya Barlow the founder of Like minded females & Bukky Babajide the founder of female techpreneur shared tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome and boost your confidence.
My name is Eva Strnadova and I am a 2020 graduate of BA French and German at the University College London. I intend to continue study at King's College London MA International Relations.
My superhero skill is my knowledge of foreign languages. Speaking six languages, excluding my mother tongue, gives me an advantage in communication across cultures.
Visualise the life you want with a Vision Board
Your vision board should be a reflection of the types of goals, dreams, and aspirations you have.
It should be a snapshot of the type of future you want to achieve for yourself and your loved ones.
So why don't you join me & Neoni Leonards to help put things into perspective and create the FUTURE you have always dreamt of by using the power of visualisation.
A vision board is a visualization tool which refers to a board of any sort used to build a collage of words and pictures that represent your goals and dreams. Vision Boards give you the motivation, inspiration and keep you focused every day to chase your dream life.
What this session will help you with;
In this webinar, you will learn how to make a vision board, examples of an online and physical board, and ideas on what to add.
Knowing your WHY
Words of affirmation
Designing the future you want
Strategy to achieve the vision
There is power in shared experiences. Mentorship can change your career trajectory, personal goals, and life. Mentors are everywhere and they have made a measurable impact in the lives of many. Each of us may have had a mentor sometime in our lives, intentionally or unintentionally. In this increasingly competitive world, we need mentors more than ever. Learn who a mentor is and why you need one in this webinar.
Take-aways from the session:
Understand who a mentor is
Benefits of mentorship
Identify if you really need a mentor, coach or therapist
Learn how to create your introductory elevator pitch
Learn how to find your mentor and connect