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Silicon Valley Women Tech Leaders Visit Nigeria for a Week-long Mentorship Program.

A 16-member delegation of senior women technology executives and professionals from Silicon Valley, California are visiting Nigeria from March 18-23 as part of the TechWomen program. They represent organizations as diverse as Twitter, LinkedIn, Netflix, Mozilla, Autodesk, WomenCollegeTech, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Juniper Networks, as well as Fairrer Samani Group, Northgate Environmental Management, Jessica Dickinson Goodman Consulting, and the Institute of International Education.
Members of the delegation include Ms. Larissa Shapiro, Head of Mozilla’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Division.

Elizabeth Deng, a Software Engineer at Twitter:

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LinkedIn’s Marketing Recruiter, Heather Frank:

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Queen Denchukwu, Technical University Recruiter at Autodesk:

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Zoe Schladow, the Lead Designer on the product innovation team at Netflix:
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And others.
 The delegation is working with Nigerian Fellows of the TechWomen program to carry out mentoring sessions in Lagos and Abuja for young women working in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  During the week-long program, the delegation will visit non-governmental organizations, private and public enterprises, universities, schools, tech incubators and innovation hubs to expand networks of women in STEM teaching and learning in Nigeria.

And Yes! They would also be visiting Covenant University on the 20th of March!

 
So, if you are close by, drop in!

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7 comments on “Silicon Valley Women Tech Leaders Visit Nigeria for a Week-long Mentorship Program.

  1. wura says:

    Tobi, good evening… I really don’t know how best to reach you anymore but i believe you will see this. Please contact me. Wura, ikOOba Tech

  2. Molokwu Victor says:

    These foreign firms and organisations do so much for us than our ministry of science/ tech /communication.
    I love the faith they have in us

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    …WELL, ITS A GOOD THING TO HAVE THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENING HERE ESPECIALLY FOR THE FEMALES. THE REAL 21ST CENTURY LADY IS THE ONE THAT CAN AFFECT HER IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT POSITIVELY FROM HER ONE CORNER.
    THERE IS A REASON WHY THE BIG BROTHERS ARE PLAYING UP TO NIGERIA 🇳🇬 IN THE TECH SPACE. IT WILL SOON BE GLARING ENOUGH FOR IS TO SEE…

  4. Supporting nigeria women in tech. its awesome. Nice information. from https://raphblog.com.ng

  5. Kaybang says:

    “They would also be visiting Covenant University on the 20th of March!”

    keep showing off eh, keep showing off.

  6. Pelumi says:

    Where and when will they be visiting during this period, I don’t want to miss them

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