Women of Softcom

Jennifer Onwochei

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

At Softcom, I function as an Accounts Manager who champions all of our sales and consulting efforts within the Public Sector space, predominantly at a state level. At a granular level, I ensure that our client’s needs are deeply understood and catered to by proferring and deploying the best solutions.


I would describe my work at Softcom as interesting and challenging. Interesting because of the amazing people I get to work with, our innovative products and the inquisitive customers I deal with daily. It’s also challenging, but in a positive light. This is because when co-creating with clients/prospects, it can be a bit tricky. But the choice to overcome and deliver value is the most rewarding part for me.


I’ve had quite a few proud moments but I’d say one that stands out was when I leveraged experiential selling to onboard 2400+ new users onto the Eyowo platform. Of course, I had my amazing team by my side to make this possible.

What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?

For me, choosing to challenge is a reminder that I have a voice and I need to remember to always use it for good. This spans across various aspects from challenging unfair processes to supporting sustainable growth, joining several movements to eliminate gender bias, etc.


I have also started my foundation which is centered around building capacity for the girl child in Sub-Saharan Africa. To think of it, I have always chosen to challenge norms and I will continue to do so.

What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?

This would mean equity for all, based on the fundamental problems we are trying to solve as a company using technology. It would mean being known and accounted for, having equitable access to education and a better life. It would mean being considered and factored into plans made by the leaders irrespective of your background.


Overall, having equitable access to provisions for basic human needs.

How did you get into the tech environment?
It was simply a calling… Okay, I joke a lot. It just so happened that Softcom was hiring for the Market Development team back then and upon learning that Softcom was about to influence change in Africa, I wanted to be part of the team. I had just moved from finance with no background in technology.
What do you do for fun?
Depends on who is asking. Lol! I’m a lover of the arts so if I’m not reading African literature, I am cooking or hanging out with my girlfriends.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie?

– I’m not a fan of Sushi.

– I love Indian food.

– I have an MBA.