The Chief Executive Officer of WebsiteChic, Mayowa Adeoti, has called on women to embrace emerging opportunities in the tech industry to address the persistent gender gap.
According to a statement, Adeoti made the call during a panel session at the European Technology Chamber and Women in Tech Alliance’s virtual event, themed “Tech SheRo: Leadership Vs Mentorship for Women in Tech,” held recently.
Mayowa addressed the ongoing gender disparity in the tech industry and underscored the imperative for women to proactively step into the spotlight.
Her insights focused on the pressing need for women to assert themselves by sharing their expertise and creating diverse avenues for engagement.
She emphasised the dynamic nature of the tech landscape and the importance of embracing emerging opportunities to foster growth and participation in the sector.
Adeoti highlighted the transformative impact of networking platforms and training opportunities.
“These initiatives play a pivotal role in enabling women to access mentorship programs, contributing to their professional development in the tech industry,” she noted.
The WebsiteChic boss urged women to stay curious, expand their mindsets, and fearlessly approach industry leaders for mentorship.
In her view, the tech industry’s current phase is rife with interesting phenomena, presenting an ideal time for women to learn and grow.
Adeoti also called upon mentors to actively promote and share their experiences, urging them to create more opportunities for engagement and establish platforms that encourage greater representation of women in the tech sector.
The virtual event, the statement said, garnered attention from aspiring and established women professionals in the tech industry, providing them with a unique opportunity to gain profound insights, network with industry leaders, and chart a course for their success.
According to data from research by ONE Campaign and the Centre for Global Development, showed that only about 30 per cent of 93 surveyed technology companies in Nigeria were owned by women, and more than one-third of these companies employed no women at all.
Data from Women in Tech also corroborates this research, indicating that women make up less than 22 per cent of engineering and technology university graduates in Nigeria.