Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi, Founder / Executive Director
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.
Contact Oreoluwa: LinkedIn Profile
Maryam Ibraheem Abdulsalam, Program Manager
Maryam oversees the W.TEC Alumnae Followup programme and tracks the progress of our alumnae. She is also responsible for coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of W.TEC’s programmes.
Maryam has a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc) in Sociology from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State. She also has a Master’s degree in Sociology (M.Sc) from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State.
Before joining W-TEC, Maryam worked as a program officer at the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and Society for Family Health (SFH). Maryam brings to the organisation her years of experience in programme implementation with NGOs.
Contact Maryam: Facebook
Adeyemi Odutola, Communications Officer
Adeyemi is responsible for coordinating, managing and implementing W.TEC’s media and publicity strategy. He is also responsible for sustainability planning, developing curriculums for W.TEC’s programmes and facilitates at W.TEC workshops.
Adeyemi is a Certified Marketing Professional (nimn) from the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, he has a Masters Degree (MBA) in Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology- Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He also has a Higher National Diploma in Marketing (HND) and an (OND) in Business Administration from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
Adeyemi is also an experienced Nollywood film writer, film producer, photographer and a certified film – production, training instructor of the Adobe Youth Voice Foundation.
Before coming to W.TEC, Adeyemi worked as a Marketing Officer at Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC, where he was responsible for developing and implementing marketing programmes for the company’s products in Northern and Southern Nigeria. He brings to the organisation his years of marketing and programme planning experience. Adeyemi is an indigene of Ogun State, Nigeria.
Contact Adeyemi: LinkedIn Profile
Folashade Braimoh, Programme Officer
Folashade is responsible for supporting the effective implementation of W.TEC’s programmes and activities. She coordinates the W.TEC Academy (the afterschool programmes) and the W.TEC Girls Technology Camp; and also leads the curriculum design for the programmes.
Before joining W.TEC, Folashade worked as an Assistant to the MDGs Technical Assistant in Iwajowa Local Government, Oyo state, towards the implementation of the MDG goals in the community.
Folashade has a Bachelors degree (B.Sc) in Information Resources Management from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
Contact Folashade: LinkedIn Profile
Adeola Aramide Akinyemiju, Admin and Finance Officer
Adeola is responsible for overseeing and administering the daily logistic activities and managing the financial records of the W.TEC office.
Adeola has a Bachelors degree (B.Sc) in Physics and Electronics from Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, Akoko, Ondo State. She is also a certified Oracle Database Administrator.
Before joining W.TEC, Adeola worked as a hostel mistress, Librarian, Physics teacher, Mentor, Admin officer and secretary for Sunshine Group of Schools – Ibadan, Oyo State. She also was a Site Officer at Oguntona farms in Ogun State. She is an indigene of Ondo State.
Contact Adeola: Linkedin profile
Lesley Kelly Tarabina – Intern
Lesley’s internship involves assisting in coordinating W.TEC Academy logistics plus creating curriculum and facilitating classes. This is a perfect fit for Lesley, as he has been a technology volunteer instructor and leader with the W.TEC Academy since 2015.
Lesley has Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Computer Science from Yaba College Technology, Yaba, Lagos and is currently studying for a Higher National Diploma in the same subject. He has a certificate in ICT skills and entrepreneurship from Paradigm Initiative Nigeria.
Lesley is an indigene of Bayelsa state. He is also a graphic designer and a talented aspiring hip-hop performing artiste.
Contact Lesley: Facebook
Ayomide Damilola Omoniyi, Intern
Ayomide’s internship is with the communications department of W.TEC, assisting in writing articles and updating the social media channels. Ayomide has also worked with The Daily Times of Nigeria from 2015 – 2016.
Industrial Trainning work experience (IT) being a Mass Communications student at Yaba College of Technology.
Ayomide has an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mass Communications from the Yaba College Technology, Yaba, Lagos and currently studying for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in the same subject. She is an indigene of Ondo State. Ayomide is also a trained photographer and talented make-up artist.
Contact Ayomide: Facebook