My Perspective: How I became a Tech Girl

About Charity

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.


At Women In Tech Week, 2019

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)

From there, she has gone to build 5 more websites 3 of which are ecommerce websites. 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.

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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.

Charity Akpabey

My quest (passion) to build 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.

Charity Akpabey

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