Women of Softcom

Yeside Garrick

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

I’m on the Content and Storytelling team in the Marketing department. I research, write and share content to engage all internal and external stakeholders of Softcom.


It’s always heartwarming to hear positive feedback about my work, particularly the Softcom Pen which is a platform to express our culture and keep everyone working towards the same goal. I consider it my personal project because it’s something that I’m really responsible for.

What does choosing to challenge mean personally for you?
Challenging the ideology that women are each other’s greatest enemies. When we choose to celebrate each other’s talents, skills, and person, there’s no room for hate. We can love and trust each other better.
What would access and inclusion look like for you in the Africa Softcom is trying to build?
A levelled playing field for everyone regardless of who they are. A world where people of every gender, religion, age…can pursue their dreams without bias or barriers holding them back.
How did you get into the tech environment?

Honestly, I don’t think I had special love for any particular industry when it was time to “officially” join the workforce – talk about the versatility of communications. It just so happened that the first job I got after my NYSC programme was at a technology company. I had always admired the organisation from afar and then decided to reach out to the CEO, pointing out how some things could be done better and what I could do to effect those changes if I joined the team. I got the job the following week.


After moving from that particular organisation, I’ve somehow just remained in the ecosystem.

What do you do for fun?
I watch videos on Netflix and YouTube. Sometimes, read fiction thriller novels on my laptop. And when my eyes get tired of screens, I nap.
Tell us two truths about yourself and one lie.

– I have three older siblings.

– I’ve lived with 8 dogs.

– My feet are extremely ticklish.