Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

Our Board

Board of Trustees

W.TEC is guided in its work by its Board of Trustees, which is made-up of experts in the areas of Science and Engineering; Information, Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D); Gender and Development; Law; Non-Profit Management; and Entrepreneurship.


Board Chair

She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fechrad Nigeria Limited, a civil engineering company, which she set-up in 1986 to provide civil engineering services to various clients including Federal and State governments, parastatals and major oil companies.

Prior to setting-up her own firm, Engr. Adelowo worked as the Resident Manager and Chief Engineer of Etteh Aro & Partners, where she was extensively involved in infrastructure planning, design, construction management and the supervision of various challenging projects; as well as personnel management and staff development. Most notably, she supervised the construction work on the Ilorin University Teaching Hospital and for the Federal Ministry of Health. Engr. Adelowo is a fellow and past National Vice President (2002 – 2003) of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, as well as a member of COREN.

She has also been very active in the Association for Professional Women Engineers. She also mentors women in her community and is an Assistant Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Engr. Adelowo has a Masters degree in Highways and Transportation from City University, London, U.K and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she graduated with honours.


Board Secretary

She retired as the first woman head of the Engineering and Technology Division (ETD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). She is the Group General Manager, Engineering and Technology of the NNPC. Before this, Dr. Somolu was Manager of the Engineering Division supervising the construction of the NNPC headquarters in Abuja.

In earlier years, she had supervised the building of the Satellite and Warri Depots, the Warri and Port Harcourt NNPC office buildings, as well as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) office complex in Lagos.

Prior to starting her career with NNPC, Dr. Somolu worked with Omisore, Afolabi & Partners, a group of consulting engineers, before which lectured at the Yaba College of Technology’s department of Civil Engineering where she rose to become Department Head.

Dr. Somolu has a Doctorate in Structural Engineering from the University of Lagos, making her the first Nigerian woman to earn a doctorate in any field of engineering. She also has a Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the same university, where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Somolu has received many honours and awards for her professional excellence. She is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.



She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation set-up in 2008 to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers and support women (entrepreneurs and in civil society) to use technology confidently to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives. W.TEC’s programmes include technology camps, afterschool technology clubs, research and mentoring.
Through her work at W.TEC, she has designed high-quality programming for girls – including camps and afterschool clubs – which engage girls with technology in a fun way. Through these programmes, close to 10,000 girls have learnt to create technology – including applications, games, websites, short films and other digital content. 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.
Oreoluwa has a Bachelors degree in Economics from Essex University, U.K. a Masters degree in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics & Political Science, a Certificate in Applied Sciences from Harvard University’s Extension School and a Certificate in Social Sector Management from Pan African University’s Enterprise Development Centre. Her interests are the applications of technology in improving lifelong learning and also to raise the economic and social conditions of people (especially women and children) in the developing world.
Oreoluwa’s work has also been showcased in the broadcast and print media, including EbonyLife TV, Channels TV, NTA 2 Channel 5, NTA Channel 10, LTV, Guardian, The Nation, Punch, Business Day, Champion, Daily Independent.
She is a Vital Voices Lead Fellow (awarded to emerging and established women leaders across the world), Ashoka fellow (a network of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs) and a recipient of the Anita Borg Change Agent Award (for her commitment to supporting women in computing in Nigeria). She has been recognized with the following awards: SME100’s 100 Most Innovative Female-Owned Businesses in Nigeria for 2017, one of YNaija!’s Top 100 Young People in Technology of 2016 and 2014, one of New African Woman Magazine’s Top African Women in Technology in 2014 and with a 2014 ‘Chosen Youth’ Leadership Award from LaRoche Foundation.


Ibikunle Williams is a technology entrepreneur. He has worked with Etisalat Nigeria and DHL Nigeria/West Africa as the IT Infrastructure manager and Financial Systems Consultant respectively. Before this, he was employed with Guinness Nigeria as an Information Systems Development Manager. He has also worked as an Oracle Database Administrator with Tara Systems and as an Audit Senior in Deloitte /Touche Ross in the UK Mr. Williams is an Oracle Certified professional a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Sun Certified Java Programmer and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He also has a Bachelors degree in Information Management with Accountancy from the University of Essex, UK and is a UK chartered management accountant.

Advisory Board

W.TEC’s Advisory Board serves as a critical community champion for the organisation. Members of the Advisory Board share their gifts in service to W.TEC’s mission by providing the organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national and international resources, colleagues and peers; and their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.


He is the Founder & CEO of Gidi Mobile, creators of gidimo, the developing world’s leading personal mastery & learning-for-livelihoods platform (www.gidimo.com).

Tunji has a First Class Honours degree in Electronic Engineering, and a PhD in Strategic Management from the IESE Business School. He is globally respected as one of Africa’stop scholars of competitive strategy, as well as one of her leading experts on the mobile telecommunications industry. A recipient of multiple awards, he has been invited to speak at knowledge events in more than 20 countries across four continents.

Prior to founding Gidi Mobile, he was Director of the Centre for Competitiveness & Strategy at the Lagos Business School (LBS), where he led sessions on Competitive Strategy, as well as on issues arising out of the intersection of Strategy, Technology, and Innovation. During his 14 years at LBS, his consulting experience spanned the software, telecommunications, banking, oil and gas, publishing, logistics, identity management and electronic payments sectors; while prior to LBS, his work experience spanned software development, consulting, information systems management, and electrical engineering, in both manufacturing and service sectors.

Tunji is a technology startup mentor for the Google for Startups Accelerator, as well as for the Founder Institute. He is member of the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Review,theworld’sleadingconceptualjournalinthefieldofstrategicmanagement, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Businessday Newspapers (West Africa’s premier business periodical), and a peer reviewer for several of the world’s top strategy research journals. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Strategy Division of the global Academy of Management, as well as a past Global Representative for Africa of the Division. He has also been a Representative-at-Large for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, and a member of the Research and Strategic Planning Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is a past Visiting Scholar & Associate Researcher at the Center for Globalisation and Strategy at the IESE Business School in Barcelona.

An amateur historian, philosopher, and student of culture and geo-political affairs, Tunji has native fluency in English and Spanish, and basic literacy in French, Yoruba and Catalan.

He has also been a Representative-at-Large for the Competitive Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, and a member of the Research and Strategic Planning Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

An amateur historian, philosopher, and student of culture and geo-political affairs, Tunji is also a keen footballer, a strong swimmer, and an enthusiastic skier.

He has worked with Etisalat Nigeria and DHL Nigeria/West Africa as the IT Infrastructure manager and Financial Systems Consultant respectively. Before this, he was employed with Guinness Nigeria as an Information Systems Development Manager. He has also worked as an Oracle Database Administrator with Tara Systems and as an Audit Senior in Deloitte /Touche Ross in the UK.


She is a certified senior HR professional; she leads the Human Resources (HR) & Administration Team at the Lagos Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), a role she has occupied since October 2019. She is responsible for providing and implementing strategic direction in the management of the HR Function at LSETF.

She qualified as Dentist in 2000 from the College of Medicine University of Lagos and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Public Health (Dental) from Kings College, London. With over 20-years work experience, of which 15 years are in Human Resources Management, Arinola has been exposed to various aspects of the HR practice such asConsulting, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Talent Management and Performance Management etc. Her early career was spent in clinical dentistry in both public and private clinical practice.

She has also been actively involved in other business aspects/functions such as Corporate Communication & Affairs, Risk Management; ISO certification in Quality Management (ISO 9001: 2008) and Environment (ISO 14001) for TSL Logistics Limited.

Arinola’s industry experience cuts across Social Impact & Development Financing, Oil & Gas, and a conglomerate covering Healthcare, Financial Services & FMCG. She is passionate about education, she volunteered and served on the Executive Committee of her Children’s Schools PTA for over 6 years. She also served on various committees which have led to impactful activities.


Chidiogo works as a Sales Executive at QAD, a U.S company that makes manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Prior to this, she was the Africa Regional Licensing and Compliance Manager at Oracle, where she was responsible for all Oracle Enterprise Solutions and their full Product portfolio.

She worked closely with both internal and external key stakeholders when executing Oracle IT Audit license assessment and management services for all Oracle Channel Partners, across Sub-Sahara Africa (excluding South Africa).

Chidiogo holds a BSc in Computer Science from Benson Idahosa University and a MSc in Engineering and Strategic Management from Coventry University, U.K. Before joining Oracle, Chidiogo worked as a Sales Executive and Contract Relationship Management Executive at Interswitch Group.


Rotola Ogunye is a seasoned project leader and entrepreneur with a passion for creative problem solving and using “right-fit” strategies to drive value. Starting her career in New York’s financial district with telecommunications giant – Verizon, Rotola’s bold sense of adventure and passion for Africa has welcomed challenging leadership roles across the African continent. She has spent majority of her career helping large organizations such as General Electric achieve strategic goals through innovative technology, and partnership-driven project management.

Particularly passionate about entrepreneurship and developing the business acumen of young talent across the continent, Rotola brings this enthusiasm to every venture. Her belief is that an endeavor is only profitable if opportunities to mentor and develop local talent are prioritized and realized as part of the objective. As such Rotola was responsible for G.E Africa’s inaugural class of the Digital Talent Leadership Program (DTLP), founded the organization’s Girls’ in Technology Program, and has continued to be intentional in her involvement in driving talent development through personal mentoring efforts within business opportunities.

Today, Rotola continues to consult strategically with large organizations and senior leaders to drive the adaptation of project management as a continuous standard of project delivery and transparency across the continent.

Rotola has BSc. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Rutgers University – School of Engineering, earned her MSc. in Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. She has worked with Verizon Communications, Bank of New York – Mellon, General Electric, CIT Group, and most importantly is Mom to two active teenage sons.


Sandra Oyewole is a Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP and has been in practice for over 26 years. She leads theIntellectual Property & Technology practice and co-leads the Employment & Global Mobility practice of the firm. Sandra provides legal services on a multitude of issues in various sectors and industries. She has guided the growth of the Firm’s practices in advertising, brand protection, employment and global mobility, entertainment, estate planning, hospitality, information technology, intellectual property, media and broadcasting, sports and technology.

With her intellectual property background Sandra has helped to establish the firm’s technology practice from which sub practice groups in fintech and data protection are now fully developed. She has in depth knowledge and experience in Nigeria’s creative and innovative industries, regularly structuring deals and providing legal, business and regulatory advice.

Sandra started her career in 1993 with the Chambers of the Late Chief Rotimi Williams SAN where she made regular appearances at all levels of the judicial system. She handled a myriad of disputes, made a number of court appearances and drafted a multitude of court processes and commercial contracts.

She is often invited to speak at seminars and workshops in and outside Nigeria on matters pertaining to chain of title, intellectual property, Nigeria’s creative industry and digital technology. In contributing to the growth of Nigeria’s tech industry, Sandra regularly participates in master classes, workshops and mentorship programmes covering a range of intellectual property, tech and regulatory issues for startups and entrepreneurs. Sandra is committed to the creation of structure within the creative and innovative industries and this includes the strengthening of Nigeria’s anti-piracy and intellectual property laws and policies.

She has a Bachelors of Law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State. She was called to Nigerian Bar in 1993.


Eniola Harrison is a communication professional, committed to Africa’s transformation through
strategic communication. She is the Director of IE University’s Africa Center and founder of HdH
Consulting & Services, a Brussels based communication consultancy.

Eniola is co-founder of ACW International, a network of Africa-focused PR/communication
professionals from over 25 countries across the world, passionate about advancing balanced
narratives about Africa through their work. Every year ACW International hosts
AfricaCommsWeek, a series of conferences, workshops and webinars around the world to
encourage Africa focused communications professionals connect, engage and impact Africa’s
economic transformation through strategic communication.
She serves on the boards of West Africa Vocational Education (WAVE) which tackles the problem
of youth unemployment, and Serving with Love Foundation (SWL), a non-profit organization that
provides educational and health support to women and children from low income families in

Passionate about the role of civics and government education in development, Eniola has coauthored a series of Social Studies textbooks for primary schools in Nigeria. She is also the coauthor of Introducing Nigeria, a children’s photography book on the culture and customs of

She holds a Master degree in Corporate Communication from IE University


Mojisola Ogunsulire is a highly experienced Manager and Business Consultant with an
extensive track record of achieving business improvements in multinational companies
in various sectors, including Energy, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, and
Consumer goods.
Her professional expertise spans commercial and general management, business
consulting, strategy, business risk management, and accounting.
Her considerable experience includes 11 years as a consultant at two ‘big four’ firms
(Andersen and KPMG). As a Manager in KPMG’s Advisory division, she led engagement
teams and managed multi-disciplinary projects involving multinational companies, the
public sector, and international organisations.
As an Independent Consultant, she has continued to support multinational companies
by serving in management and executive roles, and providing a range of management
consulting services.
Ms. Ogunsulire earned an MBA from the University of Strathclyde in the United
Kingdom, from which she graduated with distinction. In addition, she holds a
bachelor’s degree from the University of Lagos, from which she graduated with
honours. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida,
USA) and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
She has served on a number of boards and advisory panels, including a World Bank
project in Nigeria, and a business advisory panel in Scotland.

Olubunmi Shonde

Olubunmi Shonde is a professional psychologist with a master’s degree from the University of Lagos, a seasonal family life therapist and trained psychologist
She works majorly in behavioral modification cases, child psychology, married and singles

She works to achieve clarity and wholeness to clients and families
With over a decade experience working with individuals she has been able to bring peace in
marriages, clarity for clients in personal and professional lives and helped with children struggling
with learning difficulties.
She is also an experienced Director of Training with a demonstrated history of working in the
non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Non-profit Organizations, Program
Evaluation, Databases, Volunteer Management, and Public Speaking and a strong human
resources professional

Over the years in her professional capacity, she has been involved in developmental work, an
HIV/AIDS peer educator, youth advocate, advocate on women and girls’ issues. Recently she
has been involved in governance and democracy accountability at the Local government level.
She has co-edited publications on issues of LGA accountability. She is a passionate, dedicated
person, loves to read, met people and places.

Dr. Toyin Ajao

Toyin Ajao (Moon Goddess) is a feminist activist, peace and conflict scholar and restorative healer
with a soulvision of transforming transgenerational traumas and intra/interpersonal relationships
among Africans. She founded iAfrika to advance restorative healing and Ubuntu culture across
Africa through holistic research and praxis. Her healing expertise includes restorative healing
research and praxis, empirical healing justice, organizational development, organisational
leadership and conflict transformation. Ajao holds a PhD in Political Science from the University
of Pretoria (majoring in conflict transformation and new media), an MA in Conflict, Security and
Development from King’s College London and a BSc in Account from Obafemi Awolowo, Ile
Ife. Her empirical research, praxis, and activism spanned two decades and cut across academia,
civil and political societies, LGBTQIA+ and feminist organisation.