IWD 2023: Polaris Bank to Host Webinar, Meet The Speakers
Polaris Bank has concluded plans to host a webinar to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March 2023.
The webinar focus on the topic, “Advancing Women Empowerment through the adoption of Technological Innovation and Digital Education”
It will explore the role of technological innovation and digital education in empowering women and promoting gender equality. It will also feature a panel of distinguished speakers who will share their unique perspectives and insights on the challenges and opportunities faced by women in their various professions. Attendees will learn from experts, gain new insights, and connect with other like-minded individuals who are passionate about advancing women’s empowerment.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Adedoyin Odunfa, CEO Digital Jewels
Adedoyin Odunfa is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Digital Jewels Limited, a leading IT Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Consulting firm, with almost 30 years of professional experience in Information/Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance, Business Strategy, Business Development, and Capacity Development. Over the past 13 years, Adedoyin and her team have successfully conducted more than 100 implementations of global best practice standards for diverse organisations across the public and private sector in Africa. Before Digital Jewels, Ms Odunfa was Executive Director and Pioneer Practise Leader for Information Systems & e-business Group at Phillips Consulting Limited. Her other specialties include: Business/IT Strategy Alignment, Information Security, Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk Management, Project Management, Capacity Building
Dr Amina Sambo-Magaj, Director, Digital Skills & Capacity Development NITDA
Dr Amina Sambo-Magaji is an experienced computer scientist and academic with expertise in data analytics, technology policy, innovation strategy, and project management. She spent five years as the head of the Office for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE) in Nigeria, where she restructured the office to serve as an agile government facilitator and created an enabling environment for the ecosystem to thrive. In 2021, she was part of the team that pioneered the Digital Economy Department at NITDA, kickstarting Nigerian outsourcing and e-commerce policies. Dr Sambo-Magaji currently leads the Digital Innovation and Ecosystem Development Division of the Digital Economy Team at NITDA, where she facilitates the emergence of data-driven and digital-enabled services, business models, platforms, and new markets in critical sectors and industries for digital economy development. With 20+ years of successful business transformation for private and public sector organizations, Dr Sambo-Magaji is a computing, academic, and policy professional.
Chinyelu Chikwendu, DirectorVatebra Tech Hub, Vatebra Limited
Chinyelu Chikwendu is a purpose-driven professional serving as Director at Vatebra Tech Hub, a social enterprise that partners with the Bank of Industry to drive technology development in underserved communities in Nigeria. She leads Strategy at Vatebra Limited, where they create impactful technology solutions in Education, Fintech, Health, Security, and Enterprise sectors across Africa. Chinyelu also mentors young girls and supports women in tech and entrepreneurship through Vatebra’s programs and initiatives, including providing digital skills training and mentorship. Vatebra Tech Hub has impacted over 5,000 youths and aims to grow a community of women leaders in tech and entrepreneurship in Africa.
Ifedayo Durosinmi-Etti, CEO Herconomy
The CEO of Herconomy, she leads a community and financial platform for empowered women to save and earn high interest, while also accessing products and services to thrive. As an Author, Entrepreneur and Young Global Leader, she has over 10 years of experience in fashion, marketing, and manufacturing. She launched the AGS Tribe to connect women to business opportunities and was appointed as a Youth Advisory Group Member for Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE), a global coalition supported by the World Bank. She has been recognized with awards for her contributions to women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, and named a Peace Scholar by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.