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Oreoluwa Somolu Wins the 2009 Change Agent Award!

Congratulations to PulseWire member Oreoluwa Somolu!

The Anita Borg Institute for Women & Technology Awards Oreoluwa Somolu the 2009 Change Agent Award.

From the Anita Borg Institute website:

These awards, underwritten by Google, honor technical women living and working outside the United States who work in their community to attract and support women in technology. This year’s winners are Oreoluwa Somolu from Nigeria, Anne Ikiara-Kabaara from Nairobi and Halima Ibrahim from Nigeria. The Change Agent Award winners are being recognized for their technical leadership and advocacy work.

Oreoluwa Somolu, founder of Women's Technology Empowerment Centre is passionate about empowering women/girls of Nigeria through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as encouraging them to take up technology careers. Her initiatives include the Networking for Success project, where women were trained to use web 2.0 tools to facilitate knowledge gathering and sharing in their work; the Girls Technology Camp, which exposed high school girls to the relevance of ICTs to academic and professional pursuits; her collaboration with Fahamu to organize Blogs for African Women and BAWO, a blog mentoring initiative for African girls.

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