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Oreoluwa Lesi

WOMEN’S TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTRE (W.TEC)
Founder/Executive Director
Lagos, Nigeria
Oreoluwa Lesi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). W.TEC is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation working to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.
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. Fundraising is a major part of her work at W.TEC
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.
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).