Passionate about using technology and art as a medium to empower minority groups. The digital way.
This is me
A Government Technology Advisor with a passion for gender equality. I am a published author of an academic book titled “The Informal Sector in Nigeria and its impact on Development”, an Advisor at Africa Business Portal. 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 consultancy experiences with Culture Fez, Balloon Ventures and the European Commission, advocating freedom of information, digital literacy, economic empowerment and gender equality.
Business Innovation Writing
Branding Content Strategy
Events Content Web Design
I create initiatives
and campaigns to improve digital literacy and in turn economic development.
Seidea: a social enterprise which focuses on closing the digital gender gap faced by black and ethnic minority women.
Seipod: hosted by Stephanie Itimi, Seipod is a monthly podcast focused on empowering BAME women with the knowledge needed to be secure online.
Seinfo: an app and online digital library which equips African women and youth with digital skills needed for their economic empowerment.
Seicode : a coding club sponsored by Google for BAME Girls 9-16 (London).
Seipolicy: an annual survey managed by Seidea, which aims to fill in the data gap on cyber violence against BAME women (UK and Nigeria).
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.