Women of Softcom

Adeife Adeleye

How would you describe your work at Softcom? And what are you most proud of?

My work entails providing support to the Company’s executives – contributing to better organization and planning that will help them be more effective in their roles.

 

I’ve had so many proud moments at work but two stand out the most. The first was being a part of the team that planned the annual company retreat in 2019. It was a great learning experience for me and a huge success. The second, receiving an award in my first year at Softcom. It was amazing and encouraging to see that my work is valued.

What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?
For me it’s about challenging norms at the workplace is about innovation, coming up with better ways to do things, being bold enough to do them, and learning from my mistakes and experiences while at it. Also, striving to be positive in situations that seem almost irredeemable and showing love kindness to people without bias.
What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
An Africa where everyone, regardless of status, tribe, religion or gender has equal access to growth. An Africa where no one is left behind.
How did you get into the tech environment?
I had just completed my national youth service programme in a Government agency and was looking to work in a creative space with great culture, young and dynamic people, and an opportunity to grow. Through a friend, I heard that there was an opening somewhere. I sent my application and got the job at Softcom.
What do you do for fun?
Food makes me happy, so I love to try new food. I also watch movies and do some reading.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie.

– I enjoy taking road trips.

– I draw pretty well.

– I attended 8 primary schools.