Women of Softcom

Motunrayo Da-Costa

How would you describe the work you do at Softcom? And what are you most proud of?
My work at Softcom majorly involves converting web design to code by making sure the user experience of our products are as seamless as possible and as close to what the designer intends for the end-user. This generally leads to having satisfied customers that are willing to come back for more, invariably leading to customer retainment and company growth. Proud moments at work is when I see products I have worked on go live and users enjoy using it.
What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?
For me, it means growth and being intentional about my well being – physically, mentally, financially and career-wise. This leads me to self-awareness, learning new things, gaining more ground, and invariably creating an impact in my immediate environment.
What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
Access and inclusion look like a world without boundaries. An Africa where your desire to do anything great is not hindered, delayed, or stopped by anything like your environment, your gender, your beliefs, your color, your disability or even your background. The only thing that would matter will be your interest/passion.
How did you get into the tech environment?
I’ve always been fascinated by technology and the magic that can happen with it. I got into the industry with the help of a few friends who invited me to join Andela at that time. The resources they made available for learning was fascinating and intriguing, and I instantly got hooked.
What do you do for fun?
Baking, hanging out with friends, trying new food places, and sleeping.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie.

– I don’t have a favourite dish.

– I am a mother.

– I love intercontinental dishes