About PINK iT Women Empowerment Programme

The Pink IT Women Empowerment programme is an initiative under the sponsorship of the US consulate to empower unemployed female graduates of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with Software Development and Entrepreneurial Skills to take up entrepreneurial role in the software industry. This will be achieved through a 22 week-long programme (16 weeks training workshop on Saturdays only, while hands-on practice assignments will be done by participants during the week remotely or in a working space that shall be provided) followed by a 6 weeks internship in a software development company.

Participants are availed the following additional benefits:

  1. Online access to the Technical guides (mentors) to ask for help or clarifications during the week through our community platform...

  2016/2017 Pink IT Closing Ceremony Held on 21st, July 2017

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The Founder

Abiola Ilupeju is a Technopreneur, an ardent advocate of quality software; passionate about seeing that businesses reap the full benefits of their investments in IT. She started her career as a programmer before moving into the field of software Testing/QA and information security. She holds a degree in Computer Science with Economics from OAU Ile-Ife. She is a CISA and a Certified Ethical Hacker, and also holds the IT Service Management (ITIL) Certificate. She is an Alumna of USA Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs having participated in the Techwomen exchange Programme where she was mentored and trained by the global leader in Cyber Security - Symantec Corporation at their headquarters in California. While at Silicon Valley, She also had the opportunity of interacting with other leading IT companies such as Linkedin, Mozilla, Youtube etc

Her passion for Software Quality led her to establish a start up IT Consulting company - Moat Consulting Limited, that focuses on quality and security in software development and has been selected for the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Award (TEEP). She has developed and patented a software product, Customer Management and Self-Service portal which has been integrated into some leading accounting packages. She believes that the female gender has inherent abilities that potentially make them excellent software developers hence the reason for setting up Pink iT Initiative

Our Sponsor

This programme is sponsored by The US Consulate