Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

W.TEC Set To Host SMW Lagos 2019 Event

Lagos – Nigeria January 17, 2019:
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is set to host an event Social Media Week Lagos 2019 programme. The event, tagged: Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact, is taking place at the SMW Lagos Campus, Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria.
The skillshare session will teach nonprofits, civil society actors, activists how to use storytelling techniques to tell compelling and powerful stories about their work, in order to connect with new partners and engage more meaningfully with existing stakeholders. The event will  explore relevant technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters.
The Social Media Week is a global week-long programme, which takes place in several cities across the world simultaneously and which showcases the brightest and best minds discussing, exploring, debating and learning about the impact of social media on our lives.
Event Topic:   Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact       
Date:               January 17
Time:              9:00am to 10:30am
Venue:            Skillshare suite, SMW Lagos Campus
The event speakers:

  1. Mrs Oreoluwa Lesi – Founder / Executive Director, W.TEC
  2. Olamide Egbayelo– Founder, Hexal Place

This  skilshare session will be led by two social entrepreneurs with experience telling the stories of the causes which they have been involved with. They will explore the following for the topic with participants:

  1. Why storytelling is important for nonprofits in creating, amplifying and sustaining social change
  2. How storytelling can help them share their work better and get important stakeholders more engaged
  3. Identifying how and which technology can help tell and share stories. 
  4. Storytelling best practices.
  5. Storytelling as an evaluation and reporting tool

Profile of Speakers:

  1. Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre. 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 learnt 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.
  2. Olamide Egbayelo is a  Brand and Digital Communications strategist and founder    of Hexal Place – one of Nigeria’s emerging digital agencies  committed to helping businesses reach their full potentials with effective marketing solutions. She has over 9 years professional experience working across brand communications, technology, public relations, entertainment and non-profit sectors.  As Communications lead for Paradigm Initiative, Olamide  managed the brand strategy design and online implementation of the $500,000 Rockefeller Foundation-funded Digital Jobs Project in Nigeria. trained over 100 non-profit organizations on the use of brand and digital communications for advocacy and social good.  Between 2013 and 2014, Olamide managed the brand and digital communications for Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids $400,000 funded public health and policy change Tobacco Control campaign.

The  session will also feature a Q& A segment, where the audience  will get to ask good  questions from the s mostly speakers on how to the topic.
About W.TEC
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation 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. 
For more information about Storytelling Techniques For Amplifying Social Impact, get in touch with:
Contact Person: Mr Yemi Odutola (Communication Officer),  +234.809.698.7541
Email: info@wtec.org.ng                                Website: www.wtec.org.ng
Twitter: @wteconline                                              Facebook: @wteconlinepage

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