Connect with us


Adesua Etomi-Wellington & Adia Sowho share Tips on Excelling in the Workplace at Venture Garden Group’s Annual Female Developers hangout



Venture Garden Group’s Annual Female Developers hangout brought together female developers, data scientists, quality assurance analysts, business analysts and female tech enthusiasts in secondary schools for a day of networking, brilliant discussions, games and all-around fun. The event which is one in a series of events aimed at encouraging diversity and inclusion in the Tech space comes on the heels of other events and programs organized by VGG and its affiliated companies such as the All-Female Hackathon (#SheCodes) and Greenhouse Lab (the first female-focused tech accelerator).

The event which was themed ‘TechStar Amazon’ kicked off with networking sessions and an address by the CEO, Venture Garden Group, Bunmi Akinyemiju. This was closely followed by 2 keynotes on ‘Handling Criticism in the workplace’ by Adesua Etomi and ‘Taking your seat at the table’ by Adia Sowho, CEO,

An insightful panel had Onajite Emerhor, Head of Operations, Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa; Lola Ekugo, Head, Digital Innovation Labs, First Bank;  Eyitayo Alimi, Founder, VR Nigeria; and Solape Hammond, Co-Founder, Impact Hub Lagos share their views on topics ranging from ‘Work-life Balance: Myth or Reality’, ‘Self Confidence and Dressing for success’,  to Building Financially viable Technology products and  ‘Life after coding’.

A couple of STEM presentations later, a tour of the magnificent tech hub that houses Venture Garden Group called Vibranium Valley and some Games and the event was brought to a close.  TechStar Amazon was supported by our strategic media partner, BellaNaija. Please follow @venturegardenng on Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

About Venture Garden Group

Venture Garden Group (VGG) is a leading provider of innovative, data-driven, end-to-end technology platforms addressing reconciliation and payment processing inefficiencies across multiple sectors of the African economy. Our mission is to transform Africa by using innovative technologies to solve real socio-economic challenges in impact sectors critical to sustainable economic development.

We have extensive experience in serving both in public and private sectors and primarily operate through our multi-sector strategic business units. We are in energy, healthcare, education, aviation, financial services, and social services. We help our customers reach new levels of efficiency, reliability, and sustainability by providing industry-leading technology solutions and expertise.

This content has been published for free as part of‘s commitment to youth, education, healthcare and community development as part of our corporate social responsibility programme


  1. Jae

    November 29, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Susu look preggers eeeh …….. No, I am not a womb watcher lol. Her nose and face just had the puffiness though

  2. Bade

    November 29, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I love Adesua oh but I’m sorry… WTF does she know about working in a ‘workplace’? Everyone has their own expertise in life but Susu, working in organizations is not something I’d say you’re an authority on. On a related note, it’s quite baffling how people get chosen for panels nowadays. You just need to have a large insta following and voila, you are an expert on any topic of your choice.

  3. Love

    December 4, 2018 at 2:43 am

    if you actually read further,her topic is handling criticism and as a public figure her work is criticized often. That’s why she is on the panel. So many entrepreneurs and other tech gurus where on the panel. I saw the insta live video on the organizers page and if not for adesua I wouldn’t have noticed such on social media and I learnt from them even though I wasn’t in attendance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tangerine Africa

Star Features