Women of Softcom

Weyinmi Barber

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

My work involves identifying, creating and implementing the right policies, processes and structures to ensure that our People have the best possible environment to thrive in. I am most proud of being able to have made a positive impact via all the People initiatives that have been rolled out over the past year – and also getting some amazing feedback from Softcommers. It’s been very humbling and rewarding in that aspect.

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

I see a world where I am respected and valued as a member of my society in the same way that my male counterparts are.

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

Access would look like more Africans having access to financial tools and services, while inclusion would look like

How did you get into the tech environment?

I had a very convincing conversation with Yomi and Seinde – and the rest was history.

What do you do for fun?

In no particular order – Travel, Food, Friends and banting on the Internet

Tell two truths about yourself and one lie.

I am a hardcore sweet tooth. I once got into a fight with a famous musician. I know the capital city of every African country.