Women of Softcom

Thelma Dike

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

As a Product Designer on the Useforms team, I ensure that I create experiences that users love and can bet their money on. One way I get to do this is by speaking with the users – hearing them share their experiences and pain points, observe them use the application, and then generate various insights that guide decisions I make on the visual components of the application.


Great joy comes then when this product not only impacts the user but also fulfils the aims of the business.

What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?
Choosing to challenge means empowering and teaching the younger generation about equality and its significance. It means doing an excellent job wherever I find myself. It means speaking up when I’m being treated unfairly because I’m a woman.
What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
Access and inclusion would mean giving everyone the opportunity to acquire education (knowledge) and experience, regardless of their background.
How did you get into the tech environment?
I have a background in Computer Science. This already gave me a little advantage. Then I served in a Technology Hub in Uyo. This was my major exposure to tech – from writing frontend codes, to hosting and managing tech meetups which were my regular day-to-day responsibilities.
What do you do for fun?
I travel or spend time in nature capturing its’ beauty. Other times, you’d find me watching funny movies or documentaries.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie.

– I swim a lot.

– I enjoy mentoring teenagers on career, purpose, and design.

– I doodle a lot in meetings.