EHINGBETI SUMMIT 2022: Raising Empowered women in Lagos with Advanced Tech Skills
Ehingbeti Lagos Economic Summit is an annual program held in Lagos. Hosted by the Lagos State government and startups, creative hubs, investors, Industry experts and top entrepreneurs. This program is aimed at taking a critical look at the Lagos Economy, its potentials and challenges and ways they can be improved for the next generation in every sector.
Industry experts from several industries are invited for a round table discussion in their field, how to improve their sector and how their sectors can improve the economy and contribute to revenue.
Over the last 20 years, recommendations from the Ehingbeti have helped the Lagos State government to focus on areas that concern the citizens, investors, and businesses with positive results achieved.
This year, in conjunction with 360 Creative hub, Ehingbeti is focused on the inclusion and participation of Lagos state women in the Tech space. Over the last decade, the Tech community has developed into a force that cannot be ignored. Technology has evolved drastically, making lives better, solving real-life problems, turning economies around, and also changing people’s lives for the better.
While the state has adopted Tech long ago, now it is seeking to infuse more of its women into that space. The government has partnered with 360 Creative hub and Techuncode due to their commitment to empowering women and building innovative communities to organize and discuss how women in Lagos can be empowered with Tech skills and setting them up for success in their careers.
The event would be moderated by 360 Creative hub MD, Blessing E. Achu, a creative startup ecosystem builder, passionate about Africa fashion and growing African creative businesses with cutting edge tech solutions. She is indeed passionate about supporting the growth of women and youth-owned/led SMEs in the African fashion industry so as to achieve and build a generation of globally reputed “Made in Africa”- brands; ensuring sustainable growth the the Nigerian creative economies, enabling entrepreneurship and job creation.
While this program is open to everyone, it is focused on women. As a woman in Lagos looking to learn a Tech skill and delve into the Tech industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you to have the clarity you need.
The speakers are experienced leaders in their industries. They have integrated Technology into their various core communities to drive change and innovations, with success.
Other speakers include Dr.Itoro Emembolu, Director of Techquest STEM Academy. Dr Itoro is also a non-profit techology education provider that has delivered digital skills and capacity building programs across Africa, Impacting over 35,000 people (https://tqstem.org/). She holds over 18 years cognate experience in the areas of Research and Education, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluations, Data Analysis and Programme design & Implementation.
Mrs Nkem Okocha, founder of Mamamoni, a FinTech social enterprise that empowers low-income rural-and-urban slum women with free vocational and financial skills, and small loans. Nkem is a 2015 Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumna, 2016 outstanding LEAP Africa Social Innovator, Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumna, GSBI®️ accelerator Alumna and a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, A 2020 Innovative Justice Accelerator fellow She is passionate about Women Empowerment, Financial Inclusion, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.