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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024,
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Female Innovator of the Year

It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.


Voting is now closed, best of luck to our finalists!

The winners will be unveiled at the exclusive drinks reception, taking place on Wednesday 9 November from 6-8pm at the CTICC.

Oladiwura Oladepo, Tech4Dev

Oladiwura Oladepo is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Tech4Dev, a Nigerian-based nonprofit social enterprise that she and her husband, Joel Ogunsola, co-founded to empower African communities with digital skills. The organisation creates access to decent work and entrepreneurship opportunities and platforms for Africans through digital skills empowerment and advocacy.

She is also an Official Member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council, and a Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow at Jabobs Foundation.

Chineme Onuoha Areola, Broadbased Communications Ltd

Chineme Oladapo-Areola is a Senior business executive with more than 16 years of experience in Account Management, solution selling, business development, client engagement, churn management and retention and currently works with Broadbased Communications Limited Nigeria as General Manager- Business Development.

She is vastly experienced in the Telecommunications Sales space managing multiple high-value accounts, increasing sales and revenue, developing client on-boarding processes, and organizing various professional events and meetups both Local and international.

One with keen interest in innovative ways of doing business, she currently champions her company’s “open access model” - a non-compete infrastructure collocation and collaboration model that allows Telecom service providers to mutually leverage on existing infrastructure to provide cheaper and more effective services to customers.

She has a track record of developing win-win telecom solution/business models leveraging on her experience and expertise in the industry and also now mentors budding and aspiring sales executives willing and ready to take up the challenge