I4GFemTech Series: Juliet Ehimuan

“I haven’t always had the path figured out, but the vision and intention at each point was usually quite clear. I have always had a passion for technology and for impacting the world around me through the productivity tools that it provides. I have always been a lifelong learner, and a believer in  striving to improve oneself, and in looking for opportunities for growth. My goal was always to be the best I could be and develop myself fully, knowing that this would mean getting stretched, and sometimes being taken out of my comfort zone.”

“The path may not be clear but if the vision is strong, you’ll be better able to make the right decisions and leverage opportunities that show up.”

“That desire to grow caused me to make tradeoffs like leaving a good and well paying job at Shell to attend graduate studies at Cambridge University. While at Microsoft UK, it became clearer to me how my vision to use technology to contribute to growth and advancement could be directed towards Africa.

That vision caused me to leave Microsoft after 6 years and start a consulting outfit focused on knowledge sharing between African leaders and their global counterparts and ultimately led me to Google Nigeria. The path may not be clear but if the vision is strong, you’ll be better able to make the right decisions and leverage opportunities that show up. That has certainly been true in my case.”

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