Award-winning Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin is the founder of Pearls Africa Youth Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization aimed at equipping and educating young girls in under-served areas in Nigeria with technology skills.
Born on 19th May 1985 in Akure, Abisoye hails from Ekiti State, Nigeria.
She attended the Nigerian Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) and furthered her education at the University of Lagos, where she received a BSc in Business Administration.
She worked for seven years in E.D.P Audit and Security Associates, where she began as an intern and was promoted to Associate Consultant. She had noticed a gender gap in the technological department of Nigeria, and this prompted her to establish a non-profit organisation.
Pearls Africa Youth Foundation was founded in 2012 by Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin to help close the gender gap by equipping girls with technology skills through various programs.
Since its establishment, Pearls African Youth Foundation has trained over 400 young women to code.
Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin has so far been recognized and awarded by CNN, BBC and ONE’s. Find out more about her here.
Read about women empowerment programs here.
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