More Women In Tech, More Women Using Tech.
Globally, 3.7 billion people do not have access to the internet. Half of them are women. In some parts of the world the digital gender divide has been shrinking, but data shows it is growing in Africa.
The pandemic has shown that access to technology is not a luxury anymore, it is a necessity, especially for girls. There is a gender digital divide globally: girls are disadvantaged when it comes to digital adoption, have lower levels of access to and use of digital technology than boys, and often they are not benefitting from digital technology as boys are.
At She Learn Here, our aim is to bridge this gap for women and girls in Nigeria for the following reasons:
1. We need a more balanced approach to tech products creation. Hence, having more women in tech means greater diversity in product design
2. More women need to learn skills that will enable them have access to high paying jobs and businesses in the tech industry
3. Women need to be able to work from anywhere as the need arises, and still earn a good income. The tech industry is one of the few that encourage this. Furthermore, even if you are not working in tech, you need digital skills to work remotely.
As of October 2021, we have organized 33 training programs, 14 physical and 19 virtual, with a combined attendance in excess of 8,000 participants, shared tons of tips on the blog and our social media handles. We look forward to funding and partnerships from well-meaning individuals and organizations.s leo.
How It Started
In 2010, Olubunmi Fajuyigbe had her first child. At the time, her husband and the rest of her support system were living in another city so she made the decision to resign from her banking job, moved cities, and started a beauty and wellness business in Ibadan, Nigeria. For her, it was a personal choice supported by her family but she knows a lot of women are either not allowed to work outside of their homes, or are forced to leave their jobs without a choice.
Being a shy girl in a relatively new city meant she needed more than her vocational skills to reach potential clients far and near. So she took to learning digital marketing, graphics, website design, and other digital skills and putting them into practice in her business.
In 2017, prompted by requests from friends and acquaintances, Olubunmi Fajuyigbe designed shelearnshere.com as a blog where her friends and social media followers could get access to information and upcoming business events, funding, and other opportunities.
She subsequently started sharing business and digital skills tips, tutorials, and advice gathered through her few years as a business owner. She also invited friends to share their experiences too.
That same year, as a CSR project under her business, MF8 wellness and events, she formed a small team of volunteers for She Learns Here and started organizing training programs in business and digital skills, both virtually and physically.
In March 2018, SLH was nominated for, and attended a training for trainers by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and became certified to train business owners in business and IT skills using the HP-LIFE modules.
She Learns Here was subsequently registered as a non-governmental organization in July 2019 with a board of trustees with diverse skills and combined experience of about 60 years.
In 2019, She Learns Here was recognized by TechCabal as one of the 30 Nigeria Initiatives Helping More Girls and Young Women Get into Tech.
The ADISORY TEAM
Our board of trustees
Mr Mobolaji Bamidele
Mobolaji is an experienced professional in the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. He is a certified Marine Petroleum Cargoes Inspector.
He has over 20 years of professional experience spanning Telecommunications, and Oil & Gas.
Mobolaji is a leadership enthusiast, and John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Trainer & Coach.
Pastor Mrs Tolulope Aladesanmi
Pastor Tolulope Aladesanmi is an author and a teacher of the word. She is highly passionate about the wellbeing of pregnant women and babies. She believes strongly in the power of God’s word and hence the need to declare the word over any situation. She is the Founder/President of Positive Pregnancy and the Initiator of Pregnacare, a non profit organization that ensures good health for pregnant women and infants.
Mr Olayinka Fajuyigbe
Olayinka is an experienced Sales and Business Development Manager with vast working experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
Through experience, he developed the skill in providing solutions to problems in the West African pharma market with competencies in Market Planning, Medical Devices, Sales Operations, Hospital Sales, and Account Management.
Miss AyanfeJesu Famubode
Ayanfejesu Famubode is a multilingual on-air personality, writer, and editor. She holds a BA in French from Obafemi Awolowo University and a postgraduate diploma in Gender studies. She is an active citizen with JCI, a nonprofit organization for young people to make positive changes.
She speaks English and French fluently with a little bit of German. She is an avid reader and loves to listen to music in her spare time.
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