Passionate about using technology and art as a medium to empower minority groupsThe digital way.

This is me

A Digital Entrepreneur with a passion for internet education and security.  I am a published author of two academic books titled “The Informal Sector in Nigeria and its impact on Development”, and "Postmodern Nigeria: A Socio-Economic Analysis". I have also played a leading role in the creation and production of high-profile projects in Slovakia, Morocco, UK, Uganda & several West African countries through my various policy and consultancy experiences. I have worked with the UK Home Office, Essex County Council, Culture Fez, Balloon Ventures and the European Commission, advocating freedom of information, digital literacy, economic empowerment and gender equality.

Business Innovation  Writing 
Digital Transformation 

 Branding   Content Strategy

Events Content    Web Design 

Creative Initiatives

I create future proof companies and projects to improve digital literacy and in turn economic development.

CURRENT FOCUS

 

Seidea: an online school with a social mission of upskilling 1 million Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women for careers in cybersecurity by 2040.

Seinfoa social learning platform which equips African women and youth with the digital skills needed for their economic empowerment.

Seiarto: a multi-visual art store focused on campaigning for labour rights within the informal sector.

 

Seipod: hosted by Stephanie Itimi, Seipod is a monthly podcast focused on empowering BAME women with the cybersecurity knowledge needed to be secure online.

Seicodea virtual coding club sponsored by Google for BAME Girls 9-16.

 

 

Public Speaking:

Digital Literacy for Development

Available to deliver 20 min Workshop, 45-90 min Keynote, Half-Day Masterclass

 

 

Delivering my keynote to corporates, universities and communities; 

I aim to share my knowledge on  Digital Security, Digital Literacy for Development and the Informal Economy

 

There are many barriers which limit women of black and ethnic minority backgrounds from pursuing a career in technology or updating their skills to meet the modern-day demands. This is what led me to create my social enterprise Seidea which aims to close the gender digital gap for BME women and girls through training, workshops and safe spaces online. This is why I am passionate about sharing my story of how I navigated the tech space as a black woman and a non-CS graduate.

 

Digital Security is another issue that is close to my heart, as I believe that all women should feel safe not only on the streets but online also. This is why I lend my knowledge of working in cybersecurity to educate women on digital security. In 2018, I started an annual survey, as part of the UN Women #16DaysofActivism to help fill in the data gap on cyber violence against BAME women (UK and Nigeria).

 

Given its importance to local economies, the informal sector deserves more attention as a driver of development. This is why I published an academic book titled "The Informal Sector in Nigeria and its impact on Development", which highlights how scaling up informal businesses can help with job creation, gender equality and in turn development

 

For Public Speaking enquiries please highlight in your message the topic you would like Stephanie to speak on.

Where I have Spoken:

- BBC Africa
- VOA News
- WIRED UK
- UN Women
- Nominet
- LSE
- Coventry University
- York University
- Hult Business School
- Microsoft
- UpRising
- House of Commons
- Ministry of Justice
- Rapid Learning Africa
- LAIT Foundation

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