Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organization committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.
Over recent years, our work has expanded to explore how technology can improve learning outcomes and better integrate students with developmental disabilities and special needs, such as Autism and Down’s syndrome.
Through her work at W.TEC, she has designed high-quality programming for 23,000 girls and women – including camps, afterschool clubs, and workshops. Through these programmes, they have learned to create technology – including applications, games, websites, short films, and other digital content and use technology safely and productively.
Many of these girls have been inspired to pursue technology careers. She has also designed and overseen programmes that support women in their use of technology for entrepreneurship, career development, learning and leadership activities.
During the recent African Women In Technology (AWIT) conference held in Lagos, Nigeria. Innov8tiv got to e-meet with Oreoluwa Lesi and she gave us a walk through her journey to establishing W.TEC. Below is a snippet …read more