Women of Softcom

Sulola Bolarinwa

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

I’m a social media/community manager for Useforms and Usepass at Softcom. This means I develop and publish content that encapsulates what these products are about in order to reach our target audience and build a community. I also manage, grow and engage said community for the success of the products. The products’ utility is what I’m most proud of. I prefer to work in an environment I believe in and it’s really exciting to be working in alignment with that.

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

A gender equal world to me is one free of all forms of bias and discrimination. I see a world free of the verbal or silent, limiting phrase “because you’re a woman”. I see a world where women and men are free to embrace their true selves and express their individualities rather than try to fit themselves into stifling gender stereotypes.

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

Access and inclusion in the Africa Softcom is trying to build, for me, is every person; no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they believe in being able to use freely what they need and achieve better for themselves because better is indeed possible.

How did you get into the tech environment?

I’ve always wanted to be a part of innovation that creates impact and so when I heard about Softcom and the products being launched, it seemed like a great place to start.

What do you do for fun?

For fun, I enjoy Art. – TV shows, Books, Films, Art Galleries. I also really enjoy going out with my girlfriends and sisters; eating, talking and people-watching.

Tell two truths about yourself and one lie.

1. I’m half Igbo
2. I love sharwarma
3. I prefer phone calls to texts.