Technovation Girls visit Oracle office in Lagos, Nigeria

May 29, 2024 | 2 minute read
Danny Gooris
Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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On April 18, 2024, young minds brimming with curiosity and ambition gathered at the Oracle office in Lagos, Nigeria. This wasn't just any ordinary visit — it was an experience for the Technovation Girls Nigeria chapter.

The day kicked off with a warm welcome from Bekere Amassoma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, SSA, followed by a short speech from the Technovation Chapter Ambassador, Stephanie Adesanya, which set the tone for what was an inspiring and enlightening experience for the girls.

As the day unfolded, the girls delved into a mentorship session led by four female Oracle Academy volunteer mentors. The mentors were Helen Olori, Technology Sales Representative, ECEMEA Tech TABD West Africa; Omolara Ajayi, Regional VAD Manager, MEA; Olayinka Akinbamidele, Senior Technology Software Representative, ECEMEA Tech TABD West Africa; and Kehinde Adewunmi, Technology License Sales Representative, ECEMEA Tech Named Sales. These experts shared their insights, experiences, and invaluable advice, empowering the girls to dream big and pursue their aspirations fearlessly. The mentorship session offered support for the budding technologists, from navigating the world of coding to fostering leadership skills.

Following the mentorship session, the girls dived into breakout groups to discuss their Technovation projects and receive feedback from their peers and mentors. The room was filled with discussions and free flowing ideas as the girls worked to develop innovative solutions. Through collaboration, feedback and brainstorming, the girls honed their projects, polishing their ideas and growing confident about new possibilities.

The Technovation Girls Nigeria visit to the Oracle office was more than just a field trip — it was a transformative journey of discovery, empowerment, and growth. As these young technology innovators continue to chart their paths in the tech industry, they carry with them the lessons learned from mentors and the connections forged with peers.

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Danny Gooris

Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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