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The Other Room - Redefining Women and Work

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The Other Room shines a light on the untold stories of women and work. Host Oreoluwa Lesi speaks with exceptional African women about their career paths towards finding work that fills them purpose. Oreoluwa founded the award-winning nonprofit organisation, the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), which equips girls with the skills and confidence for fulfilling careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths: https://www.wtec.org.ng IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.other.room.podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/other_room_pod Leave a Review: https://apple.co/3bQEhoN

The Other Room shines a light on the untold stories of women and work. Host Oreoluwa Lesi speaks with exceptional African women about their career paths towards finding work that fills them purpose. Oreoluwa founded the award-winning nonprofit organisation, the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), which equips girls with the skills and confidence for fulfilling careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths: https://www.wtec.org.ng IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.other.room.podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/other_room_pod Leave a Review: https://apple.co/3bQEhoN

Location:

Nigeria

Description:

The Other Room shines a light on the untold stories of women and work. Host Oreoluwa Lesi speaks with exceptional African women about their career paths towards finding work that fills them purpose. Oreoluwa founded the award-winning nonprofit organisation, the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), which equips girls with the skills and confidence for fulfilling careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths: https://www.wtec.org.ng IG: https://www.instagram.com/the.other.room.podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/other_room_pod Leave a Review: https://apple.co/3bQEhoN

Language:

English


Episodes

S1 E12 - Dr. Olatokunbo Somolu: The Pioneer

7/25/2020
Work Focus: Civil & Structural Engineering, Education, Entrepreneurship I spoke to my mother Dr. Olatokunbo Somolu. She graduated top of her class from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1973 with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Before then, she had her primary education at Anglican Girls’ School, Lagos and secondary education at Queens College Yaba, Lagos where she finished with distinctions. She also completed her A’ Levels in Queens College and was the HeadGirl. Dr. (Mrs.) Somolu...

Duration:01:02:59

S1 E11 - Sandra Oyewole: Leading the Way in Law for the Technology & Creative Industries

7/18/2020
Work Focus: Law, Intellectual Property, Technology, Data Protection I spoke to Sandra Oyewole, who is a Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP and has been in practice for over 26 years. She leads the Intellectual Property & Technology practice and co-leads the Employment & Global Mobility practice of the firm. Mrs. Oyewole provides legal services on a multitude of issues in various sectors and industries. She has guided the growth of the Firm’s practices in advertising, brand protection,...

Duration:00:55:38

S1 E10 - Dr. Olayinka Akindayomi: Championing Inclusiveness for Young People with Special Needs

7/12/2020
Work Focus: Medicine, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Special Needs I spoke to Dr. Olayinka Akindayomi, who is the Founder and Service Director of the Children’s Developmental Center (CDC) in Lagos, Nigeria. CDC is a not-for-profit organisation, established by her over 20 years ago, which provides a broad range of educational and support services for children and young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families within the community. She...

Duration:01:04:29

S1 E9 - Maryam Aliko Mohammed: Coaching & Enabling People to Succeed

7/4/2020
Work Focus: Work Focus: Executive Coaching, Human Resource Management, Education, Consultancy, Social Entrepreneurship I spoke to Maryam Aliko-Mohammed, who is who is the principal consultant and executive director at Modalali, a personal and professional development consultancy. She is also School Lead for Kaduna International School leading a team of over 30 educators. An accomplished professional with over 24 years in management and leadership positions. Her wealth of experience in both...

Duration:01:10:02

S1 E8 - Omozo Ogunronbi: Caring for Naturalistas with Integrity and Professionalism

6/27/2020
Work Focus: Hair Care, Hair Styling, Natural Hair, Financial Services I spoke to Omozo Ogunronbi, who is the CEO and Co-Founder of O’Naturals Beauty Nigeria Limited (O’Naturals). Omozo has been a professional hairdresser since 1997. She is a L’Óreal trained and certified professional hairdresser. She also has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Canada, UK and Nigeria combined. Omozo co-founded O’Naturals with her sisters in 2009 after 12 years of working as a...

Duration:00:58:54

S1 E7 - Biodun Soyemi: The Sales Queen

6/20/2020
Work Focus: Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Real Estate, Technology I spoke to Abiodun “Abbey” Soyemi, who is the Head of Business Development & Marketing of Pazino Homes & Gardens and Pazino Engineering and Construction Company. She is also the Founder of the Women’s Investment Network in Entrepreneurship & Real Estate (WINERE). She has over 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development across various business sectors, such as Real Estate, Renewable Energy,...

Duration:01:01:38

S1 E6 - Oluwakemi Olurinola: Championing Online Education for Nigerian Students

6/13/2020
Work Focus: Educational Technology, Online Education, Teacher Training & Support I spoke to Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola, who is an Educational Technology researcher and consultant, with an interest in the application of modern science and technology in the field of Education. She is also a university lecturer. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow and Master Trainer, providing training support and consultancy on Microsoft tools for Education. Dr. Olurinola founded Exquitec Education...

Duration:00:58:31

S1 E5 - Dr. Omolola Salako: Advocating for Excellence in Cancer Care

6/6/2020
Work Focus: Medicine, Cancer Care, Technology, Social Entrepreneurship I spoke to Dr. Omolola Salako, who is an Oncologist, specialising in the treatment of breast, head and neck cancer, brachytherapy, economics of cancer and other solid adult tumours. Omolola is the youngest of the 70 Consultant, Clinical, and Radiation Oncologists in Nigeria and she practices in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She is the Founder and Executive Director of...

Duration:00:59:03

S1 E4 - Jane Egerton-Idehen: Keeping the Door Open for Women in STEM

5/30/2020
Work Focus: Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Sales I spoke to Jane Egerton-Idehen, who is a telecommunication executive with over 17 years of experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. She holds an Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Nigeria and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. She has also received executive education from Harvard Business School and Yale School of Management. She worked as part of the Ericsson...

Duration:00:59:57

S1 E3 - Akofa Bentsi-Enchill: Changing Ghana, One Girl at a Time

5/24/2020
Work Focus: Social Entrepreneurship, Banking, Science This episode features Akofa Bentsi-Enchill, who is a Social Entrepreneur. Akofa is passionate about effecting transformational change in the lives of underprivileged Ghanaian girls. She believes that the education and mentoring of the ‘girl child’ can truly transform a community and has spent the last 12 years doing just. Akofa is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Akua Kuenyehia Foundation (AKF) for underprivileged...

Duration:01:03:29

S1 E2 - Lola Ekugo: The Power of Being Deliberate and Following Your Own Path

5/16/2020
Work Focus: Technology, Software Engineering, Financial Technology, Digital Transformation I spoke to Lola Ekugo, who is the Head of the Digital Innovation Labs at FirstBank Nigeria. She is at the forefront of the Bank’s Digital transformation journey through innovation and technology. She is transforming the bank through accelerating the digital journey, Fintech start-up collaborations and innovating on solutions to real-life industry challenges. Lola started her career as a...

Duration:00:55:28

Trailer - The Other Room

5/9/2020
This is the trailer for The Other Room. The Other Room is a fun and engaging weekly show, packaged in 10-week seasons, where host Oreoluwa Lesi speaks to women in a variety of career paths in each episode. The Other Room features conversations with exceptional African women who are defining and redefining their roles in life. These are women who are charting their work and life journeys with purpose. We will look at their career trajectory, the challenges they have had along the way and...

Duration:00:01:10

S1 E1 - Yetunde Pinheiro: From Architecture to Procurement, Excelling All the Way

5/9/2020
Work Focus: Architecture, Banking, Procurement This episode features a conversation with Yetunde Pinheiro. Yetunde Pinheiro is an experienced Senior and Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional. She is currently a Senior Global Manager within Supply Management in Sodexo, an international organisation with HQ in France. She has a varied career spanning over 21 years, and has worked as an architect, a banker, and currently a Procurement specialist; across the Architectural,...

Duration:00:56:46