Uzemi Leadership Summit 1.0, powered by the Uzemi Technology Empowerment Initiative, held last week in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The extraordinary gathering opened the stage for tech industry luminaries, visionaries, and up-coming professionals, to discuss women participation and empowerment in technology.
In her welcome address, the Founder, Uzemi Africa, Olatomiwa Williams, spoke about women empowerment and transformation. According to her, “The inaugural Uzemi Leadership Summit 1.0 has illuminated the path to change and empowerment in the tech sector. We envision a future where women take their place as a rising force in technology leadership. This event is just the beginning of our journey to manifest that future. With every summit, we draw nearer to breaking barriers, nurturing innovation, and empowering women in tech. Our commitment lies in fostering the leaders of tomorrow and bridging the gender gap in the tech industry.”
Founder and CEO of MainOne, Funke Opeke, in her goodwill message, highlighted the importance of resilience and diligence. She encouraged the audience by emphasizing the rewards of hard work and consistency.
Chief Information Officer of First Bank, Rachel Adesina, who delivered the keynote address, spoke on the theme ‘Women in Tech: A Rising Force’.
According to Adesina, “Resilient and confident women in the tech world aren’t merely growing; they are an unstoppable force. When we shatter the barriers that hold us back, we illuminate the path for others to follow.”
A significant highlight was the panel session, moderated by Senior Account Executive at Microsoft, Olaide Isijola. The panel featured distinguished persons in tech leadership such the Social media/Community Manager at Technext, Sandra Adebayo; Otm Chairman, Obi Asika, and CEO of Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF), Ogo Maduewesi.
The panelists shared nsights and personal experiences on Leadership Development and Breaking Barriers, with emphasis on building confidence and strategies for success.