Charity started her tech journey when she quit her job as a brands associate in a fast moving consumer product company to learn coding.
She did this because she was fascinated while working in her field in marketing, that everything was digital. In her everyday research to make herself better, she just realized that she needed to work around tech tools which she had zero knowledge in. Codes did bore her because she never understood anything. Soon her boss, started asking third party companies to come do stuffs like website, apps which and again she was fascinated. What if she can do this too.
From her research, she knew it was not going to be easy being a marketing person, at least the marketing person she had always wanted to be if she didn’t understand at least a basic code. So she did the unthinkable, she quit her job and joined an all women accelerator, the Unlocking Women and Technology program for a year.
She learnt basic html and Css, and then went ahead to create her first website but could not launch it because all the guys who could help her were asking for incentives that she could not give. She went ahead to use wordpress to create her first ever website (click here to read her lessons from her website)
Businesses: Muqafrik & eSchoolfinder Group
Career: Product/Project Manager
Skills: project management, leadership, digital marketing, data analytics, ecommerce, website design, speaking/trainer, social media marketing, content marketing, using digital tools for remote work.
Passion Project: ShetechpreneurCharity
From there, she has gone to build 5 more websites 3 of which are ecommerce website. Currently, she works as a Project Manager in an International Exports and Business Advisory company.
During weekends, she is either in a class learning a new skill or improving her coding lessons and or attending tech events where she networks with women just like her.
Charity is very inquisitive and always learning something new. She loves to listen to leadership and marketing podcasts, read books, enroll in an ecourse or attending a webinar. She is a firm believer that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
My goal is not to become a full stack programmer or software engineer but to know, explore and hopefully use it for other projects mainly as a digital Product or Project Manager (what she does now). My goal is to use the knowledge from coding and her background in marketing to help oversee or run digital projects.
My quest (passion) in building Shetechpreneur is to look for other people like myself, share their stores teach and encourage each other. I want to look for people like myself who are doing anything in the technology space and highlight their successes.
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