“For every 100 no’s, there’s one yes that makes it all worth it.” Kelechi Udoagwu
Kelechi Udoagwu is an Nigerian tech entrepreneur/consultant, presenter, advocate, student, and writer based in Accra and she is also the Co-Founder of Skrife.
Starting out her career as a Fashion Brand Manager as well as a stint on the popular Television show, Tinsel, Kelechi began to branch into the world of tech in 2014 and took up a role as the Head of Communications at MEST Africa. In 2016, she launched her startup, Skrife and also began to create content for brands and thought leaders.
Kelechi is passionate about empowering and mentoring the next generation of young successful women. This is what she has to say about the role African girls can play in growth of technology in the African continent;
“It’s time, however, that we stop limiting ourselves to manual labor and start working smarter. It’s time we leave what we’re used to and conquer new mountains.
They say “when you educate a woman, you educate a whole community,”. Imagine what we can do for Africa if we join in the global progression and conversation around technology. We don’t all have to be programmers but we can all be a part of the industry.
There are branding, marketing, HR, design, community management roles available. If we do this, the next generation of African women will have role models who look like them and they can build on what we started instead of starting from scratch like we are.”