Favour (Ozioma) Onukogu
- Age: 27
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Technology is the single biggest leverage for women and girls in Africa. It doesn't matter where you come from, the shores of Accra or the oil producing towns in Nigeria, you have the opportunity to build, influence and change your destiny and that of other people with technology, this is why I am passion about exposing as many women to emerging technology.
- Favour (Ozioma) Onukogu
Favour Onukogu is an entrepreneur and product manager. She is currently one of the 50 selected Africans training at Meltwater School of Entrepreneurship to build globally successful business. In 2020, she founded BookQuest, a community that fosters reading by allowing young Africans share amongst themselves.
She is a strong campaigner for women’s inclusivity in technology. Her main area, is getting more women involved in Tech and Entrepreneurship. She has also created crypto charades, a game that teaches young people the basics of blockchain and emerging technology.
She is currently campaigning for more women and girls in emerging technology, which actively coaching and mentoring through communities like web3 Ladies, Blockchain Builders, etc.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Financial independence is a key driver for gender equality. Growing up in a household where my mom and aunties were independent, showed me how much better it was to be financially independent if I ever was in a domestic violence situation. Yet for thousands of women in Nigeria, this is not the case. One path to financial independence is through software entrepreneurship. If more women become founders, they would not only be financially free, but also create more jobs for others.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
My biggest win is getting more women to apply for software entrepreneurship education at MEST. Most of the women I recommended got in on their first try.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy brainstorming on new product ideas, coaching and talking to upcoming product managers, teaching about web3 and watching minimalist vlogs on Youtube.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Igbo (Intermediate)
- girls and women in technology
- mental health
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Google Digital Skills Certified Digital MarketerMelt Water School Of Entrepreneurship Graduate (2022)
- DLT Talent Women Graduate (2022)
- Web3Ladies - Community Lead (2022 - present )