Ada Nduka Oyom is the Founder of She Code Africa

Ada duka Oyom is the Founder and Executive Director of She Code Africa (SCA), a non-profit organisation empowering girls and women in Africa with technical skills. She founded SCA in 2016 and has since impacted over 42,000 women members across 20 African countries with her team, while championing gender diversity in tech through it.

With over a decade experience in the industry, Ada has grown to become a thought leader within Africa’s technology sphere, She’s pioneered transformative global developer initiatives and programs, impacting the careers of countless professionals, built inclusive developer communities and programs with some of the world’s largest corporations, including Google, while fostering strategic partnerships to drive change in the Industry.

Beyond these, Ada actively advocates for Open Source expansion in Africa, through her co-founded organisation ; Open Source Community Africa – the largest community for open-source enthusiasts and experts in Africa. She’s has continuously been recognized for her exceptional leadership and commitment to advancing the African technology space by the African Union, UNICEF, Google, and more.

Her dedication to gender advocacy in STEM has also garnered numerous international awards, including the Women who Code – Founder’s award, Future Awards Ytech 100 honoree, Tech Playmaker award, HackerNoon’s Developer Advocate of the year, Education change-maker by Women Of the World in London and most recently the 2023 Digital Female leadership award in Germany

She currently serves as a Director on a U.S board working with governments & international bodies to mitigate negative use of AI technologies in policy making and warfare. Ada also continues to dedicate her time to mentoring tech talents, ensuring they have the opportunity to succeed in the field.

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