Odunayo Eweniyi a tech professional, she a Computer Engineering graduate from Covenant University and founded a number of startups, most notably Piggybankng and Push CV.com.
She is not exactly in the corporate world tech is a lot more flexible than that, and also she started out in tech by trying to find a solution to a problem that I and many people around me had employment. And it just kind of snowballed from there. I have been a tech founder for 5 years now.
Odunayo Eweniyi recommend productive side hustles. Just make sure they don’t interfere with your day job. Side hustles are a good escape to focus energies on when the day job is a little tough.
She advises women to “lean in” more at work; “Just don’t be shy to speak up about your capabilities and abilities. Be confident about your abilities. Let your superiors know when you can handle a job. Respectfully decline to do things below your position, especially when there are juniors who can do those things. Work hard, speak your truth, and remember that you do NOT need to be loved by everyone.”
According to her, her key success principles for upcoming career women is to Be yourself and love who you are. Now that seems basic, but in life, the most constant thing is criticism. You’re a woman, so you’re dealing with everything else and then your gender on top of that. So, you absolutely need to be comfortable in your own skin to go out and face the world. There will be detractors, “haters” etc. But when you know who you are, where you’re going and why; and love those three things – and also have focus, you’ll go very far.