Women of Softcom

Stephanie Akin-Egbedeyi

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

I currently work as a Partner Manager at Softcom, and I must add that this has been my most exciting role so far! I work with Partner companies to help deliver value and scale impact across Africa with all of Softcom’s products in Learning, Payment, Identity, and Data.


This Partnership programme is the first of its kind in Softcom and my proudest moment at work was the day we commenced the programme.

What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?
For me, challenging the norm is questioning what currently is and defining it to what it should be. I ask myself questions like, why is it this way? How can this be done better? Is there a better process to achieve this outcome? Answering these questions give enough clarity on why I as a person deviates from the norm to make things better.
What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
A society where everyone regardless of their economic status has access to knowledgeable resources that would help them thrive. A society where every individual can be easily identified. A society where financial inclusion becomes a norm. A society that allows access to opportunities for every individual.
How did you get into the tech environment?
I started out by interning within the Client Services and Solutions team in Softcom, and then my role evolved over time. It’s been very insightful, exciting and challenging, learning and growing with the Softcom team.
What do you do for fun?
Watching movies and going for a swim.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie.

– I love driving.

– I can speak 4 languages.

– I like dogs.