Women of Softcom

Adeola Adekoyejo

How would you describe your work at Softcom?
I would describe my work at softcom as being responsible for building the aspect of an application users interact with. This has to do with building aesthetic designs for products – not just making them beautiful – but putting accessibility, performance, and security well in place.
What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?

For me, I would say daring to beat the best. I have had situations where male friends tell me that ladies don’t really know how to code, ladies can’t do this or do that. And it baffles me because I know and have seen women do what some men can’t really do.

 

Choosing to challenge means not looking down on myself because of what I have heard, but rather stand tall in the game. It also means being intentional about doing the right thing at the right time, and not at the most convenient time.

What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
Access and inclusion in what we are trying to build at Softcom would mean that no one is left behind and fostering human growth by connecting people and business to value to improve lives.
How did you get into the tech environment?
I had the opportunity to study Computer Science and Engineering at the university, which was something I wanted right from the onset. But I didn’t really take coding seriously until my final year. I was practically into network engineering. When it was time for my final year project, I had to build a software and I must say that from that on, I never looked back on Network Engineering, and I don’t regret it.
What do you do for fun?
I take pictures of myself and explore a lot on social media – Instagram and Twitter in particular.

QUESTION 4

– I am photogenic

– I don’t like fried rice.

– I love to teach.