Stephanie Itimi is a social entrepreneur who is enthusiastic about internet education and security. She founder of Seidea, a social enterprise focused on helping BAME women build cyber-security careers and Seinfo, a digital library tackling unemployment by empowering African women and youth with the skills needed for remote working.
Stephanie has a track record of supporting global initiatives and was part of the BBC World Service team that developed the world's first public health information service on the WhatsApp platform. Tackling false Ebola news, Stephanie led a data restructuring project which supplied text, pictures and audio to over 16,000 consumers in West Africa, as well as through partners such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, the World Food Program and the Centre for Disease Control.
She has also played a significant role in the development and manufacturing of high-profile initiatives in Slovakia, Morocco, the United Kingdom and several West and East African nations through her diverse consultative experience with Culture Fez, Balloon Ventures, UN Women and the European Commission, promoting freedom of data, digital literacy, financial empowerment and gender equality. She is a consultant at Africa Business Portal and a guest lecturer at Coventry University London's MBA Global Business program concentrating on the informal economy, multi-domestic strategy and poverty. She is the author of two academic books entitled "The informal sector in Nigeria and its effect on development” and “ Postmodern Nigeria: A Socio-Economic Analysis: A collection of academic essays”.
Stephanie holds a BA in Economics from Coventry University and an MSc in Global Economic Governance and Policy from SOAS, University of London. She also lately completed a programming course for the Front and Back-End program with the renowned Code First: Girls organisation.
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