Women of Softcom

Rachael Olomo

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

I am part of the team that brings the social change dreams of Softcom to reality. Most importantly, I am the project analyst of the Inclusion team. My work entails researching, performing data analysis, policy creation, and crafting out M&E schemes for any project the Inclusion team initiates. Guess what?! I’m proud of all of this!

When you picture a gender-equal world, what do you see?

A world where both genders can contribute to the positive progress of the world through any area of life we are involved in per time.

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

Quality Education to access global opportunities and be better thinking human beings. Using technology to solve challenges peculiar to our immediate environment (Africa). In the long run, this leaves space for the human brain to engage in more complex and creative tasks. Good health (Health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, not just the absence of disease or infirmity. Good health helps people live a full life). Succesful nano, micro, medium, small and big businesses that will contribute to the social and economic growth of Africa. Also, contribute effectively to global solutions and conversations.

How did you get into the tech environment?

I studied a techy course in the university so it sparked my interest plus, attending tech conferences, masterclasses and tech online courses got me right into the tech space.

What do you do for fun?

Going to the arcade to play games with my friends, kayaking, binge-watching series with my friends, basically outdoor activities.

Tell two truths about yourself and one lie.

My favourite colour is blue. I wear braces. I hate spaghetti.