Simi Awokoya Created Witty Careers to Educate and Equip the Under-Represented in Tech



Simi Awokoya
is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, working with strategic recruit partners in the Financial Services & Insurance industry to build solutions on Azure.⁣

Simi is also the founder of Witty Careers, a non-profit with a focus on equipping women from Black and Minority backgrounds with the skills to start and succeed in roles in Tech. ⁣

The non-profit puts on practical events to provide mentoring and give minority women the skills they need to succeed in the tech industry. Witty Careers is run by Awokoya and a team of other women working in the tech industry in the UK.⁣

Alongside her career in the Tech Sector, Simi is most well-known for her work for advocating for women starting careers in Tech.

⁣She has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2019, Virgin, BBC, We are Tech Women 100, presented a Points of Light Award by the Prime Minister and appeared in Financial Times as one of the Top 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic leaders in the UK Tech Sector.⁣

Source: LinkedIn, Forbes⁣

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