Friday, February 15, 2013

2012 NCS Fellows Women in ICT

Women in ICT were some of the New Fellows of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) admitted into the College of Fellows during the 2012 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA). As Jidaw observes the Fellow grade, one of the most respected titles in the IT community is the highest grade of the NCS professional cadre. Women in ICT honoured with being at the top of the IT profession are: Dr (Mrs) Titilola Akinlade and Mrs. Aderonke Bello.
Women in ICT Blog celebrates the achievement of these achievement of Great women in ICT.

Mrs. Aderonke Bello
  • Managing Director of Innovative Technology Literacy Services Limited; an ICT in education consulting firm
  • Holds Bsc and Msc first and second degrees in Computer Science from University of Lagos. Holds a masters degree in curriculum and instructional technology from Abilene Christian University, Texas, USA
  • Over 25 years of experience in both IT and Education sectors. Has been Deputy National Coordinator, SchoolNet Nigeria. 
  • Coordinated various teams that have set up over 250 computer laboratories in secondary schools across the nation. International trainer that trained educators in Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya
  • Served in national assignments leading to the development of the National ICT in Education policy for Nigeria. Presently Vice President, Nigerian Women in Information Technology.
Mrs Aderonke Bello receiving her Fellowship Award

Dr (Mrs) Titilola Olusola Akinlade
  • Project Manager for SAP projects in the West Africa region for Mobil Producing Nigeria,  an ExxonMobil affiliate, the international oil and gas company
  • Holds First Class Bsc degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, Msc degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and PhD degree from the University of Lagos
  • 34 year career spanning the public, academic and private sectors with experience in programming, system analysis, technical support. IT implementation
  • Provided and provides wide range of IT management and leadership functions for ExxonMobil in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon, Houston, USA
  • Formal mentor since 2009 as part of an ExxonMobil –sponsored “Women Mentoring Women” programme, receiving Best Mentor Award in 2010.

Dr (Mrs) Titilola Akinlade and Mrs. Aderonke Bello have broken barriers despite hostility and challenges in the environment. They serve as an inspiration to young people in industry, especially young girls and women. We applaud, recognize and celebrate them. We challenge other women – “IF they can do it, so can you!”

Don’t rest on your oars! We urge you to see this elevation as a call to do even more. Your Best is still ahead.

What do think about the achievement of these Amazons? How should we the new Fellows? Share your comments and opinions.

Jide Awe
Innovation and Development Advisor, ICT

ICT Development Advisory Support and Consulting Nigeria
"Technology matters, but it is always about people".

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nigerian Women in IT Abuja to Hold Elections

Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT) Abuja chapter will be holding the Election of Executives on Friday, February 15, 2013. All interested women should send their profile with a photograph to NiWIIT Abuja by Friday, Feb.  8, 2013 (details below).

NIWIIT is the interest group of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) established by women in the Nigerian Computing and Information Technology profession and industry to promote the progress of women in the profession and industry in Nigeria.

NiWIIT will "provide and support purposeful leadership that will guarantee the overall welfare of women in the profession and industry hereto from".

NIWIIT Abuja Chapter will be conducting Election of Executives into the following positions:

·         State coordinator

·         Secretary

·         Public relations officer

·         Financial secretary

·         Treasurer

·         Welfare officer

·         Special duties officer

The election will hold on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 4pm. Venue: Courtyard, Apo Sparklight Mall, opposite Living Faith Church, Durumi District, Abuja.

All interested women should send their profile with a photograph (not more than 100Kb in size) to latest Friday, Feb.  8, 2013. Visit NiWIIT Abuja Blog.

Nigerian Women in IT

NiWIIT was established during the 2012 NCS Conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The laudable aims and objectives of NiWIIT include: fostering unity among Nigerian women in the IT industry through networking, maintaining and defending the integrity and right of women in the IT industry.
NIWIIT further aims to
  • promote professionalism, capacity building and good relationship among members through mentoring, maintaining the highest standard of ethics, 
  • conduct, virtue, etiquette and discipline among women in the IT industry, 
  • create a platform by which women in IT can collaborate with other women in other professions in Nigeria and elsewhere, 
  • create awareness programs for IT related services and products among women in the rural and sub-urban areas in Nigeria, special target groups and students in secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
 And most importantly it is focused on encouraging more female participation in the IT profession.

Women in ICT Blog looks forward to the success of the NiWIIT Abuja Chapter Election!
Women in ICT Blog wishes NiWIIT great progress in all its undertakings! 
Kudos to the Great IT Women!

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