Oladiwura Oladepo

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Tech4Dev

Oladiwura (‘Diwura) Oladepo is the Executive Director and Co-Founder at Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative (DBA Tech4Dev), a non-profit that creates access to decent work and entrepreneurship opportunities and platforms for Africans through digital skills empowerment and advocacy.

In this capacity, she oversees the organization’s strategy and operations and works to create opportunities for improved economic livelihood for young Africans, especially in underserved communities by empowering them with digital and soft skills which has directly impacted over 30,000 Africans. She is passionate about gender parity and improved economic outcomes and financial independence for women by bridging the digital knowledge divide between men and women through the Women Techsters initiative which has seen over 10,000 women trained in coding and digital skills (Software development, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Product Design and Product Management) across 5 African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and South Africa and and is looking to empower 5 million women across Africa by 2030.

She is an avid advocate of women participation in technology and a strong proponent of using digital and technology knowledge to create economic prosperity pathways and financial freedom for youth across Africa and the world. In honor of her impact work, She is featured on the list of exceptional Alumni on the Yale School of Management website.
Oladiwura has a Master of Advanced Management from Yale School of Management and an MBA from Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.

She is a United Nations Solutions Summit Solution Maker 2019, a Social Entrepreneur Fellow of Jacobs Foundation, a member of Injini Think Tank Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association (the schools highest governing body).

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